Leading Lady Sandra Bullock Describes Her Favorite Role

Hollywood star and Oscar winner beams when discussing the joy of motherhood.
2:48 | 10/25/13

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And finally tonight, our person of the week. Did you know that in real life, sandra bullock has a fear of flying? An irony since her movie gravity is soaring at the box office. This week, she won best actress at the hollywood film awards. They honored what she did in that physically exhausting role. Sandra bullock who proves the middle of life is a great time to take a chance. Here she is. A spirited reminder, that -- two other actors said no to this part in gravity. Before sandra bullock took the chance, receiving the award this week, saying she's grateful for the -- opportunity to keep trying, keep doing new things, and not send me out to pasture. I don't want to go to the pasture. Cold. I'm allergic to grass and cows are mean. Do you copy? And as you look back across the decades on screen, she always seems to be living a life so close to ours. Don't mess with me. Joy. Bouncing back. Remember, 19 years ago, she was 30 in "speed." Her biography is full of surprises. Fluent in german her german mother was an opera singer who died young of cancer. She paid tribute at the oscar's. If I could thank my mother for not letting me ride in cars with boys until I was 18, because she was right I would do what I wanted to do. If life hands you a personal blow, show up. Let's be honest here, I win this for being entertainer of the year, or did I win this, because of the spectacular explosion that became my personal life? And none of us do, while she was making the movie "blind side" she secretly adopted a baby boy, louie, taking what life hands you, turning it into love. I wasn't expecting in my head, nothing to prepare, you realize you need very little other than knowledge, patience and a whole lot of love. I would like to thank what this film was about for me, which are the moms that take care of the babies and the children no matter where they came from. She is 49 years old and says she danced her way into shape for gravity. She tells herself, you can't go backwards. I'm grateful that I'm here, exactly where I want to be now. And so we choose sandra bullock, winning the big award this week.

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