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In another one of those ‘blink and you might miss it’ moments, Bird Box boasts a cameo that only eagle-eyed MTV fans would have spotted.

No, we’re not catfishing youCatfish host Nev Schulman really does appear in the Netflix film…as the subject of Sandra Bullock’s painting!

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The MTV show creator and his wife Laura Perlongo revealed their cameo on Instagram, Schulman joking, “BirdBox ⁠was scary and all, but the creepiest part is how much the couple in Sandra Bullock’s painting looks like me and Laura.”

He then went on to reveal: “We actually know the artist (@lilyjmorris) who did the paintings for #BirdBox and posed for her.”

While the couple only pop up art form, we’ve got to say the unique cameo is a pretty awesome way to make an appearance.

Check it out for yourself below!


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Ok ok. We actually know the artist (@lilyjmorris) who did the paintings for #BirdBox and posed for her 😜 check out her awesome art!

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Bird Box is breaking Netflix records

Bird Box is the movie that everyone has been talking about — and for good reason. Apparently, the film broke Netflix’s record for most viewers in a single week. Watched by over 45 million Netflix users, Bird Box is well on its way to becoming the best performing film in Netflix history.

“Took off my blindfold this morning to discover that 45,037,125 Netflix accounts have already watched Bird Box,” Netflix tweets. “best first 7 days ever for a Netflix film!”

The film takes place in a post-apocalyptic environment, with the synopsis reading:

“When a mysterious force decimates the world’s population, only one thing is certain: if you see it, you take your life. Facing the unknown, Malorie finds love, hope and a new beginning only for it to unravel. Now she must flee with her two children down a treacherous river to the one place left that may offer sanctuary. But to survive, they’ll have to undertake the perilous two-day journey blindfolded. Academy Award® winner Sandra Bullock leads an all-star cast that includes Trevante Rhodes, with Sarah Paulson, and John Malkovich in BIRD BOX, a compelling new thriller from Academy Award® winner Susanne Bier.”

Bird Box has been out on Netflix since Dec. 21. You can watch the trailer below.

Did you catch Schulman’s super brief cameo in Bird Box? Let us know in the comments!

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