Sandra Bullock's Biggest Concern for Her Son Louis

How motherhood and divorced forced her to grow up finally.

ByLuchina Fisher
October 06, 2015, 4:12 PM
PHOTO: Sandra Bullock attends the premiere of "Our Brand is Crisis" at the Princess of Wales Theatre during the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival, Sept. 11, 2015, in Toronto.
Sandra Bullock attends the premiere of "Our Brand is Crisis" at the Princess of Wales Theatre during the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival, Sept. 11, 2015, in Toronto.
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— -- As the mother of an African American boy, Sandra Bullock worries about the world he will grow up in.

"You see how far we’ve come in civil rights -- and where we’ve gotten back to now. I want my son to be safe. I want my son to be judged for the man he is," she said in the November issue of Glamour. "We are at a point now where if we don’t do something, we will have destroyed what so many amazing people have done."

Meanwhile, her 5-year-old adopted son has forced Bullock to grow up.

"I don’t feel like I was an adult till about five years ago," she told her "Our Brand Is Crisis" co-star Zoe Kazan, who interviewed her for the magazine. "I literally went, 'I know who I am.' Not completely. But about two years ago all the puzzle pieces came together. I went, 'This is who I like. This is who I am.'"

But becoming a mom was only part of the reason. Bullock's high-profile divorce from her ex, "Monster Garage" host Jesse James, and what she called "the onslaught" also contributed to her epiphany.

"I let it affect me. I heard it all," she said about her messy public divorce. "And I had to step back and go, 'I have the greatest gift in little Louis, and I’m gonna let him see the woman I want him to know.' So a child forces you to get your s*** together. In the best way."

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