Sandra Bullock is ready to take a step back from the big screen.
The 57-year-old Oscar-winning actress revealed at the SXSW Film Festival that she is planning a long break from her professional career, hoping instead to spend more time with her two children, Louis, 12, and Laila, 10.
“I’m just going to take some time off to be a mom,” Bullock explained, Fox News reported.
Prompted by a question from the audience, Bullock added that when the kids are older, she would like to work on more film projects within the Hispanic and Chicana communities.
“I love stories that show the imperfection of love within families and communities. I would love to continue doing this when I’m done being a mom. I’ll be back to that. I don’t know when . Probably when they’re teenagers, like 16 or 17.”
Bullock has spoken openly about her experience parenting two black children as a white woman. Red table discussion Last year, host Jada Pinkett Smith asked Bullock if she had ever received criticism for adopting black children. Bullock answered in the affirmative.
“There are a lot of them,” she explained, adding, “But guess what? That’s not my problem.”
Bullock also admitted that he sometimes thought things would be easier if his children’s skin matched his.
“Saying I wish our skins matched, sometimes I do. Because then it would be easier on how people approach us,” she said.
Despite some criticism, Bullock said she felt her children, whom she adopted in 2010 and 2015, were meant to be hers. In 2005, after Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast, Bullock knew that she was soon to become a mother.
“I knew. Like, just something told me my kid was here [in New Orleans]. It was weird. It was very, very weird,” Bullock told Hoda Kotb on Today in 2018. When she met Louis, it was love at first sight.
“I just said, ‘Oh, there you are. “It’s like he’s always been there. It’s like he’s been in the crook of my arm. He looked me in the eye, and he was just – he was wise. My child C’ was wise,” she explained. “The beautiful thing I was constantly told was, ‘The perfect child will find you. You will find your child.'”
Although Bullock is all about her family these days, the actress says she has no interest in marrying her partner, photographer Bryan Randall, whom she has called “the love of my life. “.
“I’m someone who’s been through divorce proceedings,” Bullock shared on Red table discussion, Yahoo Life previously reported it. “We share two beautiful children – three children, his eldest daughter. It’s the best thing ever. So I don’t mean do as I do, but I don’t need a paper to be a a devoted partner or a devoted mother. I don’t need to be told to always be there in the toughest times. I don’t need to be told to weather a storm with a good man.
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