Sandra Bullock continues to be one of my favorite actresses, from her early days as Annie Porter in “Speed” to her lovely romantic comedies like “While You Were Sleeping” to this year’s space drama “Gravity.” She can do no wrong.
But being a celebrity doesn’t make you immune to the problems of life. That much is clear. Sandra had just won a Best Actress Oscar for “The Blind Side” in 2010 when her marriage to bad-boy biker Jesse James fell apart amid revelations about his infidelity. Like the rest of us, though, those rough times make her appreciate the better times.
“When people are like, ‘Life is good,’ I go, ‘No, life is a series of disastrous moments, painful moments, unexpected moments, and things that will break your heart. And in between those moments, that’s when you savor, savor, savor,'” she tells Entertainment Weekly, which named Bullock its Entertainer of the Year for 2013.
She’s currently garnering Oscar buzz for her performance in Alfonso Cuaron‘s aforementioned “Gravity,” starring opposite pal George Clooney (anyone else think they’d be perfect for each other?). Earlier this year, she earned praise for the female buddy-cop comedy “The Heat,” co-starring “Bridesmaids” standout Melissa McCarthy.
Both audiences and film folks love Sandra. “Gravity” has grossed more than $578 million worldwide, while “The Heat” grossed more than $218 million.
“We’re all where we’re supposed to be,” the actress, 49, told Vogue in September, alluding to her split from James, who had affairs with multiple women while still married to Sandra (and which left the rest of us wondering what could he possibly be thinking?!!).
“I am exactly where I want to be now. You can’t go backward. I’m not going backward. I’m grateful that I’m here, blessed to have what I have. Nobody can be prepared for anything.”
For now, she’s content to be a single mom to son Louis, 3, whom she adopted in early 2010, before her split from James.
“If [a relationship] should come along, great,” she tells EW. “But I feel like I’m not missing anything yet. Maybe one day I will. But my son is three years old, which is an amazing age. Four is an even better age. So if something happens, great, but if not, I’ve got plenty to do.”