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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“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.
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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