Sandra Bullock Will ‘Go Postal’ If Anyone Goes After Her Son
Here’s a friendly reminder that Sandra Bullock will always keep her private life private and she’ll do whatever it takes to keep it that way.
In the November 2015 issue of Glamour, the Academy Award winning actress says she “spent years fighting battles you can’t win” against the tabloids.
“As much as I profess to being able to shut it out, there are times I can’t, like when it’s hurtful to people I care about. Me, I get it. But when it hurts other people? Like, you come after my son, I’m gonna go postal. But they do.”
The Our Brand Is Crisis star is of course referring to her 5-year-old son Louis, who was adopted from New Orleans in 2010. With the recent racial tension across the country, the 51-year-old says above all else, she just wants her son to be safe.
“I want my son to be judged for the man he is.”
If Bullock had it her way, she says she would “ride a bubble with him for the rest of his life… but I can’t.”
Here are other highlights from her interview, which was conducted by actress Zoe Kazan, who also stars in Our Brand Is Crisis.
On how she dealt with her role, which was originally written for a male actor, in Our Brand Is Crisis:
“You just change the sex; that was pretty much it. She’s human. She deals with addiction; she deals with mental illness. She’s brilliant at what she does, and she gets lost in the fact that all she cares about is a win.”
On the joys of producing (she’s one of the producers on Our Brand Is Crisis):
“I like creating a story. I don’t have to be in front of the camera to do it.”
On her memory:
“People asked me, ‘Remember in ’96 when.…’ I go, ‘I don’t. I don’t remember most of my life, because I was not present.’ I was worried, I was fearful, I was running, I was hiding. Only in the last five years do I remember everything.”
On whether or not she still has her high school cheerleader outfit (a topic we hope came naturally during the interview):
“Embarrassingly, yes. That might come in handy some sexy night. I don’t know who I’m saving it for. I want to be buried in it.”
Pick up the latest issue of Glamour on newsstands starting Oct. 13.