It's been a while since we've seen Sandra Bullock out and about working on new projects. But now she's back with so much to talk about. In the November issue of Glamour Magazine, Sandra discusses motherhood, how she landed a role intended for a man, and her son being black and more!
So what has she been up to? Well in the cover interview it seems as though, Bullock is doing more than just acting. She's the producer of
a political dramedy called Our Brand Is Crisis, directed by David Gordon. She's also starring in the film as Jane Bodine, an unconventional and hyperintelligent political consultant.
She talked about what help get her life together:
"Motherhood and divorce—and not just divorce but the onslaught. Again, I let it affect me. I heard it all. And I had to step back and go, “I have the greatest gift in little Louis, and I’m gonna let him see the woman I want him to know.” So a child forces you to get your sh-t together. In the best way."
How she handled the role being written for a man:
Yeah. My agent said, “Let’s just start reading the scripts.” She came up with this one. I read it. She goes, “Should we ask them if they’re willing to make it a female?” I said, “Yeah.” I did as my mother did: I put my blinders on and blazed forward. Sometimes you get a no. But I expect the no. I don’t expect the yes. With this I got very nervous. I didn’t know if George had made this for himself. But the response was “We’re cool with it.” And then the role—I mean, it was so beautifully written for a man. It wasn’t one of those things where you go, “Hmm, how do we change it to a woman?” You just change the sex; that was pretty much it. She’s human. She deals with addiction; she deals with mental illness.
On her worry for her son being black with all the things going
on in the world:
Every day. Tearing up again. You see how far we’ve come in civil rights—and where we’ve gotten back to now. I want my son to be safe. I want my son to be judged for the man he is. We are at a point now where if we don’t do something, we will have destroyed what so many amazing people have done. You look at women’s rights; it’s turning into a mad, mad world out there. But sometimes it needs to get really loud for people to say, “I can’t unsee this.” If I could ride in a bubble with him for the rest of his life, I would. But I can’t.
Read full interview below: