Eighty million accounts have streamed at least some of “Bird Box,” Netflix touted on Thursday. The Paulson account was not among them, “Bird Box” actress Sarah Paulson told Stephen Colbert Thursday night on the “Late Show.”
Despite starring opposite Sandra Bullock and a pair of precious and terrified children, Paulson said she hasn’t watched the Netflix thriller. As a matter of fact, Paulson hasn’t seen anything she’s done since “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” the prolific actress and Ryan Murphy’s muse told the CBS talk show host.
Watch her late-night appearance via the video above.
Some fine print: That huge 80 million number counts four weeks of viewing. As TheWrap previously reported, Netflix counts a “view” for its movies as an account having watched at least 70 percent of the film’s runtime, including the credits. Because “Bird Box” is 124 minutes long, that meant Netflix is saying that 80 million different accounts watched at least 87 minutes of the drama.
“Bird Box” has also enjoyed “high repeat viewing,” according to a Netflix letter to shareholders on Thursday. The announcement comes weeks after Netflix — a company that typically reveals little viewing data — said “Bird Box” had set a seven-day viewing record for the company, pulling in 45 million views in its first week. (The film has also inspired the “Bird Box challenge,” where people attempt difficult tasks while blindfolded, prompting Netflix to essentially beg its viewers to stop participating.)
Something else Paulson starred in and won’t see, M. Night Shyamalan’s “Glass,” is out in theaters now. “Bird Box” is still available on Netflix for you stragglers.