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Sandra Bullock Says At MTV Awards She Made ‘Bird Box’ For Her Kids

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The 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards aired June 17 with host Zachary Levi and several surprising winners for the year. Some of the winners included Nick Cannon (for Best Host), Robert Downey Jr. (for Best Hero), and of course, Sandra Bullock for “most frightened performance” in her Netflix hit Bird Box. The modern horror flick came out late 2018, and is to date one of Netflix’s most successful originals. Here is what Sandra Bullock had to say about the inspiration for her performance.

Bird Box Is About Family To Sandra Bullock

Sandra Bullock has had an impressive career in a variety of film genres. Unlike many other successful actors who get stuck playing the same types of roles, Sandra Bullock has excelled in comedies like The Heat, emotional dramas like Crash, and even some horror films including Premonition and her most recent Bird Box. While Sandra Bullock is more notably recognized for her lighthearted and emotive performances, she stunned audiences with her portrayal of Malorie, a callous and mentally troubled artist who faces the death of nearly all of her loved ones in a post-apocalyptic world with just her children. The movie was absolutely wild, however, Bulock says she grounded her performance in the role as a mother. Sandra Bullock has two adopted children and says she related to Malorie’s fiercely protective instincts and unending love for her children. During her acceptance speech at the awards ceremony, she said, “I made Bird Box because my children asked me why I never made anything for them. So when Bird Box crossed my path, I knew this was a story I needed to make because it was about family.”

Bullock Can’t Wait To Show Her Kids Bird Box One Day

The meaning behind Bird Box’s strange world and ending have been a mystery to most. Some believe that the story is a modern day religious story, with the monsters symbolizing demons and the end of the world for sinners. Others believe that the story is more of a character study, reflecting how different people react and succumb to death and fear. However, Sandra Bullock believes the most important message of the story is the relationship between Malorie and her children. It shows how powerful a mothers love is, and how even a reluctant mother would be willing to risk her life for the safety of her children. She continued in her acceptance speech, “And when I finished the film, I went to my babies and I said, ‘Here, mommy made this for you. And even though you can’t see it until you’re 21 — because apparently, a movie about being a mommy is a horror film — you will know when you see it that there isn’t anything that I wouldn’t do for you.” Bullock’s children are around seven and nine years old, which means they won’t be watching Bird Box for another decade or so. However, she seems very proud to have created a film that honors the love she has for her own children and shows how amazing mothers of all kinds can be.

Bullock’s Son Has Different Ideas For His Mother’s Career

Sandra Bullock has made some children’s films, including voice acting as Scarlet Overkill in Minions and Miriam in The Prince of Egypt. However, the bulk of her work has been in adult comedies and dramas, none of which her young children are ready to watch yet. They are very likely to one day enjoy The Blind Side, where Bullock’s character adopts a troubled homeless teen that turns into a football hero. Bullock adopted her first child after Hurricane Katrina, as he was desperately in need of a home. However, it will be a few years before they are able to understand many of her films. In the meantime, Bullock’s son Luis has other things in mind for his mother’s movies. In the acceptance speech she told the audience, “My son looked at me with his big beautiful eyes and he said ‘Mommy, it was superhero movies I was talking about. Those are the films you should be making.’” Bullock’s fans would certainly love her to take on an action-packed superhero movie, but it will be some time before that happens.

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