Sandra Bullock played a computer savvy professional in 1995′s “The Net,” a movie that took a look into the future and power of the Internet.
So of all people, Bullock should know better than to ever Google herself, right?
Wrong. The Oscar winner, 49, admitted Saturday while accepting her Actress of the Year award for “Gravity” at the Palm Springs International Film Festival that she looked herself up via the search tool.
“So, I Googled myself and read the comments section, thinking I could get some tidbits of what people really think of me,” she said, according to People magazine. “No human being should ever read the comments sections or ever Google one’s self at any time.”
Here’s what Bullock learned:
- “‘Sandra Bullock is over 40 came up a lot,’” she said.
- “‘Sandra Bullock’s way past 40.’ Yeah, I know that, too,” she added.
- “‘There’s absolutely nothing special about her acting,’” also came up, she said.
- “‘She’s not particularly attractive,’” was another one Bullock added.
- “‘I can’t stand her, she’s mediocre,’” were among other comments Bullock mentioned.
And finally, a dispute between her and Julia Roberts “over George Clooney” was another discovery the actress, who is also mother to son Louis, 4, made.
“[Julia and I] talked about this, right? It’s shared custody, and we’re both fine with it,” she joked of her fake feud over the Hollywood hunk.
As for dating, the Internet had a lot to say about that too.
“Lots and lots of comments about who I’ve dated. Some are true, and some I’ll never admit to,” she said.
Toward the end of her speech, Bullock did touch on some positive comments she found.
“I made some young girls and some over 40 girls laugh with some chick flicks,” she said. “I sparked with Betty White, and I’ve flown into space. I’ve had a pretty good life and a pretty good career.”
Anyone who’s ever been bad mouthed on the Internet should be taking notes from Bullock, who as always, handled the comments like a pro with humor and class!