Sandra Bullock is one of those actresses that gets better with age but I’ll be completely honest about her Vogue cover here. As beautiful as Sandra is, the cover just seems so dull and uninspiring, but that’s just my opinion. Sandra is one of my favorites so I guess I was just expecting to see more, especially on the cover of Vogue. Either way, the Hollywood actress opens up to the mag about her past, her ex-husband Jesse James and where she is right now in her life. Here are some highlights:
On Gravity: “You check it off and go, ‘If it ends here, I’ve ended up on top.’ There’s nothing else to do.”
After filming Gravity, she did The Heat: “I need my funny… In comedy you just know right away,” says Bullock. “Melissa’s pure genius, you know? Everyone was just waiting to see what would come out of that woman’s mouth.”
On The Blind Side: “I turned it down three, four times,” she says. “I was so worried about it being a Lifetime movie.” Director John Lee Hancock convinced her otherwise, but the first week of shooting was rocky. Bullock admits she struggled to find her rhythm playing Leigh Anne Tuohy, a larger-than-life Memphis powerhouse. “I could not make it work,” Bullock recalls. “I thought, I’m going to get roasted. I’m going to get creamed for this.”
On Jesse James and her divorce: “We’re all where we’re supposed to be,” she says now. “I am exactly where I want to be now. You can’t go backward. I’m not going backward. I’m grateful that I’m here, blessed to have what I have. Nobody can be prepared for anything. If you end up in a place where you can look back and go, ‘It happened, but I’m so lucky to be sitting where I am sitting. . . .’ ” Bullock doesn’t complete the thought, but it is clear what she means.
On Louis: “I think this business can take the child out of kids so quickly,” she says. “I don’t want him to have pressures brought on by what I do. I will quit. I will leave. If I see whatever I’m doing affecting him negatively, I will pack up and move to Alaska.” Future plans: “I’m just sort of seeing where life goes,” she says.
More children?. “If all of a sudden someone said, ‘You have five more kids,’ I’d be totally OK with it.” At the moment, “I’m having such an amazing time. Whatever comes our way, we handle as a family. It’s not just me anymore.”
Photos via Vogue