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Sandra Bullock announces hiatus from acting

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Actress Sandra Bullock has candidly announced her plans for a long hiatus from acting to focus on her family.

“I am just going to take some time to be a mum,” the actress told the crowd at the the SXSW Film Festival, where a premiere for her latest film, “The Lost City” was being held.

But she also assured her fans that she would be back soon. Answering a fan question about working on more film projects within the Hispanic and Chicana community.

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Actress Sandra Bullock is planning on taking a hiatus to focus on family. (Facebook)

“I love stories that show the imperfection of love within families and communities,” she said, “I would love to (continue doing that) when I’m done being a mum. I’ll get back to it. I don’t know when. Probably when they’re teenagers, solidly 16- or 17-year-olds.”

Bullock has two children – Louis, 12, and Laila, aged 10, whom she adopted when they were babies from New Orleans, Louisiana. She adopted Louis as a newborn in 2010, and Laila when she was three-years-old in 2015, and has prioritised them from the very beginning.

“Everything is about them being OK, being in school, having what they need, their moments. I need to be there for every single moment that they have,” she said on the US Today Show in 2018.

“It’s harder for me to leave them than I think it is for them when I leave. I don’t leave that much, and I don’t work that much anymore either. So my priorities are my kids, my kids, my kids. My family. My family. That’s it.”

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She has also recently spoken on the struggles of raising black children as a white mum on an episode of Red Table Talk last year.

Sandra Bullock with daughter Laila. (Facebook)

Upon being asked about the criticism she received in raising her children, she said, “There’s a lot of it,” she explained, “But guess what? Not my problem.”

“To say that I wish our skins matched, sometimes I do. Because then it would be easier on how people approach us.

“It’s our anxiety, it’s our fear, it’s our cross to bear the minute you become a mom. And I have the same feelings as a woman with brown skin being with her babies, or a white woman with, you know, white babies.”

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