When Sandra Bullock isn’t acting on film sets, the star is usually busy raising her two adoptive children, Louis, 8, and Laila, 6.
However, the 54-year-old said who two biggest jobs collided when she acted as a mother fighting for her children’s lives against a paranormal force in her newest film, “Bird Box.”
Bullock told Variety that it was easy to slip into the role of a protective mom — because that’s what she does every day:
“It’s easy to go there as a mom, you ask any mother. It’s not an easy place to stay when you have to stay there for 15 hours a day and imagine family dying, your children dying, or the love of your life dying.”
However, Bullock said that it also forced her to deal with real fears of losing her children. She told Variety:
“But by the time I went home by the end of the day, I was so grateful I didn’t have to think those horrible thoughts, that I think every day as a mother in general out of fear. It was cathartic. I purged them. I got to go home [and] I think my kids liked me better because I wasn’t so scared and militant and fearful.”
Though she found it therapeutic to face her fears, she said that they’re still very real:
“As a mom you think those thoughts. It’s just part of your makeup. I have two children who are African American and I have to have conversations with them that millions of parents do. But I have to balance it with, ‘here’s ugly truth’ and ‘here’s beauty truth.’”
This isn’t the first time the actress has opened up about her two children this week.
As Dearly previously reported, Bullock told NBC’s “Today” show about her plans to scale back Christmas this year.
She said her kids are only getting “three small gifts” in an effort to focus on “other people.”
It seems that regardless of the what busy actress is doing, she always working hard to better raise her little ones.