The January issue of italian Vanity Fair magazine has reprinted the People’s article introducing us Sandy daughter Laila. You can find HQ scans added in our gallery:
The actress’ world – and heart – just got a whole lot bigger with the adoption of her 3 1/2 year-old daughter Laila, a little girl from Louisiana who had been in foster care. The Oscar-winner’s 5-year-old son Louis, whom she adopted in 2010, “spearheaded this whole journey” says Bullock, 51. “I think I was ready for her before she even arrived, and he knew exactly what to do as a big brother.” So how does the star now define family? “Those who show up, who are safe, and love, and protect you,” she says. “My family looks nothing like I ever imagined it would. It’s better than I ever imagined.”
Scans of current People magazine issue, featuring Sandra and her beautiful family, are now added in our gallery.
Our gallery was updated with digital scans of Glamour Magazine, featuring Sandy on cover.
Sandra Bullock is on cover of Glamour Magazine, in its November issue. She was interviewed by her Our Brand is Crisis co-star Zoe Kazan, and talks about fame, George Clooney, and life. Check out an excerpt below, and read the full interview in the November issue of Glamour, on newsstands October 13.
Zoe Kazan: So I always say to people that if we were in a small town and you weren’t a movie star, you would be the rock of the town.
Sandra Bullock: Oh my God. OK. We start crying at the beginning of the interview. I always thought that I’d end up as a waitress in a town somewhere; the oldest waitress, who knew everybody. I liked the idea of making everyone feel comfortable because it makes me feel more comfortable. I’m oddly an introvert. Because of that aspect of my personality, I like the idea of taking care of the team—hoping that someone will, eventually, take care of me back.
ZK: You’ve talked to me about wanting to be with your son, Louis [now five], and you’ve said that a project really has to be special for you to commit to it. So what was it about Our Brand Is Crisis that made you want to go back to work?
SB: It was the story, first. This script came along. I went, “Wow.” It’s couched in this absurdist look at the inner workings of politics, but it represented the people of Bolivia, who are fearless in fighting for what they feel is right. The story, I loved. And then working with [producers] Grant [Heslov] and George [Clooney] was exciting. We have known each other since we started in this business. Literally before any of us had a job.
ZK: How did you meet?
SB: Grant, George, and the person I dated were all friends. I met George at a party where he was doing Buddy Hackett imitations! George was the reason the guy that I ended up dating dated me. He was like, “If you don’t get with her, I’m gonna get with her.” He was kidding, but sort of pushing. So we’ve all known each other for umpteen-chillion years and have supported each other from afar.
ZK: I’m impressed with how you’ve protected your ability to have a personality—and be sensitive to people. Some famous people become desensitized in order to protect themselves.
SB: Yeah, but I don’t think your core changes. If you were an asshole before you got in this business, you’re just a bigger asshole. I think you are who you are. I didn’t get into [this business] till later in life. Who I am as a person hasn’t changed. I was already baked.
Entertainment Weekly gave us this week, in order of their Fall Movie Preview magazine issue, the first look of Sandy in Our Brand is Crisis.
Sandra stars in this drama as political strategy “Calamity” Jane Bodine, a role originally written for her Gravity costar George Clooney. “About two and a half years ago I put out feelers saying, “I’m not reading anything I’m excited about,'”, Bullock says. “‘Are there any male roles out there that [the filmmakers] don’t mind switching to female?'”
Clooney and his producing partner Grant Heslov had been developing a script “suggested by” the 2005 documentary Our Brand is Crisis, about a group of American political consultants hired by former Bolivian president Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada to help him get reelected. After Bullock reached out to Clooney, they decided to flip the gender of the lead role. “That character, Bodine, is basically a female Karl Rove,” Bullock says. “She’s brilliant at the devious side of politics.”
Anthony Mackie and Ann Dowd costar as consultants who lure Bodine out of retirement; Billy Bob Thornton plays a rival campaign strategist. “Its all about the win for them, and probably not for the right reasons,” says Bullock. Consider this prep for next year’s US presidential race. “Timing was very important with this movie,” says director David Gordon Green. “Its going to start a lot of conversations.” Our conversation starter: Why in the hell isn’t anyone writing decent (female) roles for Sandra Bullock? – Clark Collis
You will find the full HQ scan in our gallery, plus the single picture added as the fist Our Brand is Crisis movie still. Enjoy!