There are certain women in Hollywood that you just want to share a beer and a few laughs with, and Sandra Bullock is definitely one of those women for me. I’m sure there are plenty of people out there who feel the same way, but in case there is anyone who isn’t sure if they should order a “Team Sandy” t-shirt from Zazzle yet, allow me to convince you.
During a recent interview, Sandy (I’m comfortable with being so familiar with her, since we’re best friends in my imagination) opened up about a whole bunch of things, like her bad-ass performance in Gravity and just generally being awesome and super cool. If you weren’t in love with her already, mayhaps these select quotes — selected by yours truly, so you know you can trust it — will have you reserving a spot in your heart for Sandy forever.
On her divorce and relationships: “My mother raised me not to depend on a man for anything,” she says. ‘I may have taken that to extremes.”
On battling fears in her career: “I was afraid of being a failure, of not having the best time or of being chicken. But every year I get older I think, ‘What was I fearing last year?’ You forget. And then you move on.”
On how she deals with depression (which admittedly sounds a lot like what I do every chance I get): “I used to get out of bed sometimes and feel depressed and watched a lot of reruns on TV to get over it. I should have allowed myself to be a little more human and not worry about trying to be a superwoman. On some days I woke up thinking I was garbage. On others that I was a great person. If a therapist had got hold of me they would have had a field day.”
On how motherhood has changed her: “My baby’ before was my work. So unless the film is a great experience for myself or for my son, then I am not leaving the house to go to a film set.”
On forgetting the haters, cause somebody loves ya (okay not really): “My attitude is more relaxed. If a film is not a success then that’s just the way things are. Nothing I can do can make a difference. I have stopped worrying about it.”
On keeping her perspective in check: “When I was a struggling actress in New York in my 20s I worked in a burger joint called Diane’s Uptown. I actually loved waiting tables. I still keep who I was in my mind and never take anything for granted.”
In love yet? I thought so.
Winona Sandy Forever.