8 years later, at 58, Sandra Bullock is still just as stunning. It looks like she hasn't aged a day and she explains how she manages to do that.
Sandra Bullock has donned a lot of roles in her career. From the brave stranger in Speed to the undercover cop model in Miss Congeniality to the capable mother in the intense thriller, Bird Box, Sandra's versatility is the stuff of Hollywood legends. But probably the most awe-inspiring thing about her is how stunning she looks even at the age of 58. So much so that even People Magazine named her the World's Most Beautiful Woman in 2015 when she was 50.
And the humility she shows with regard to her journey is one not usually associated with such big stars. “I’ve never been a great beauty. I’ve never been the bombshell that was coveted,” she told People exclusively in 2015. “In an odd way, that made growing older a lot easier in this business. I guess I’m doing it on my own terms, and that is my wish for everyone.”
When asked what advice she would give to her younger self, she joked, “Oh wow, that list is long." But getting on a more serious note, she said, “But I wish I could go back and tell myself to not worry so much. I wasted so much time with worry. I wish I could get it back.”
However, her priorities have shifted as she embraced motherhood and single parenting with her then 5-year-old adopted son Louis. “Am I the mother my son deserves? And am I living my authentic life, am I good enough, working hard enough, am I able to keep my son safe? Did I pick up all the dog poop in the yard before the playdate?” she said to People.
"Worrying used to be very paralyzing for me, and now I can talk myself off the ledge. Louis is the one who snapped me out of it.”
According to Bustle, when she was asked what makes her beautiful, her reply will warm any heart. "What is beautiful is the honor of being Louis' mother." And since then, her little family of two has expanded to include another child, a little girl she adopted by the name of Laila.
She has found her comfort in motherhood, even though she still has a major fear of something happening to her children, as she told the Independent UK when discussing her then-film Bird Box. “I live in such a fearful place,” she says. “I’m so afraid all the time. I think becoming a mother has made me that much more fearful.”
But while she has found comfort in motherhood, both the ups and the downs of it, one thing she admits is that she’s never particularly embraced seeing herself perform on film. “I don’t watch myself, but I’ve gotten better about looking at the work,” she reveals. “I don’t mind aging on film, I just don’t feel beautiful. If I see myself on TV, I flip right by it; I do not stop.”
Well, even if she doesn't see her own work, we know that the moment she's on screen, we can't turn away. Her beauty and her skills keep us hooked. And I'm sure even her beau Bryan Randall feels the same way, who she found love and comfort with years after going through a bitter divorce.
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