It’s been the buzz around town for weeks, ever since movie buffs began
circulating the clip of “Gravity” showing Sandra Bullock telling George Clooney
that her hometown is Lake Zurich, Illinois.
WGN’s Dean Richards got to the bottom of the mystery during an interview with Gravity director Alfonso Cuaron.
Bullock’s character, Ryan Stone, is from Lake Zurich because Cuaron wanted to define what part of the planet she is from, he said in the interview with Richards.
A reason Lake Zurich was chosen is because the village is “the Silicon Valley” of medical engineering, he said.