Sandra Bullock on the Emotional Impact of Black Panther as a Mother to Black Son
Sandra Bullock is Black Panther‘s biggest fan — and her reasoning is extremely touching.
Speaking to Access Hollywood on the Academy Awards red carpet Sunday night, the Ocean’s 8 star — who’s on hand to present the award for Cinematography — dished about how the newest Marvel Cinematic Universe installment has made a huge impact on her son Louis, 8.
“I started to cry backstage when I was telling [the Black Panther cast not only] how much the film meant to me as a woman, but how much it meant to me as a mother,” she said, referencing her experience seeing the cast right before the interview.
Added Bullock, 53, “That says a lot about where we are in this world, and in the world of superheroes.”
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“I’m so grateful to Marvel because about five years ago, my son asked me if there were any brown Legos,” she continued. “And I said, ‘Yes, there are,’ and I got a Sharpie and I turned Spider-Man brown, I turned the Legos brown, and I don’t have to turn them brown anymore.”
Bullock — also mom to daughter Laila, 5½ — admits that her son hasn’t seen the film because it’s a little violent for him at this age, but she “thinks he’s okay” to see it in about a year.....
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