Sandra Bullock took home the Most Frightened Performance Award for “Bird Box” during the 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards. During her acceptance speech, the mother of two didn’t pass up the opportunity to joke about the “horrors of parenting” or let her children know just how much she loves them.
The actress said she accepted the opportunity to do the Netflix film because it was about family. Further, she said her kids would always ask her why she’s never done any movies for them or movies that they could watch.
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“When I finished the film, I went to my babies and I said, ‘Here, mommy made this for you. And even though you can’t see it until you’re 21 because apparently a movie about being a mommy is a horror film, you will know when you see it there isn’t anything I wouldn’t do for you.”
However, with all jokes aside, Bullock shared an important message about family. She also noted how the movie, albeit a horror film, represented all that she would do for her own children in real life.
The 54-year-old recalled telling her children:
“I wanted you to see what being a family looks like. Sometimes you’re born into a family. Sometimes you need to go find it. Sometimes it finds you. But no matter how it comes together, when it does family is what you fight for. Family is what you protect and what you saw in that movie is what mommy would do for you.”
Bullock adopted both of her children on her own.
The “Ocean’s 8” actress even used the horror film’s storyline to teach her children a lesson.
She jokingly added:
“Like in the movie, sometimes it looks like mommy’s unraveling, but that’s probably because you have pushed her to that place. Because first time listening is listening for the first time, not the first time you decide to listen because that’s fifth time listening.”
Bullock said that when she finished talking to her children about “Bird Box,” her son said what he really wanted was for her to star in a superhero movie. She joked that she grounded him in response.
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Lastly, the actress thanked MTV for allowing her to be there so that her “Marvel-loving” son could stand in the room with “real superheroes,” like Wonder Woman and Jada Pinkett Smith. Bullock said she’s sure her son will notice that they are women just like her.