There isn’t anything Sandra Bullock wouldn’t do for her children! When the mom of two won the award for Most Frightened Performance at the 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards, she explained she made her Netflix horror film, Bird Box, as a learning example for her kids — Louis, 9, and Laila, 7.
“I wanted you to see what being a family looks like, that sometimes you’re born into a family, sometimes you need to go find it, sometimes it finds you. But no matter how it comes together, that when it does, family is what you fight for,” Sandra said in her acceptance speech. “Family is what you protect and what you saw in that movie is what your mommy would do for you. And I know that like in the movie, sometimes it looks like mommy is unraveling. But that’s probably because you have pushed her to that place.”
Sandra admitted that she played Malorie Hayes in Bird Box because Laila and Louis would always ask her “why I never made anything for them.” So she decided to finally make a movie that they could relate to.
“When I finished the film I went to my babies and I said, ‘Here, Mommy made this for you,’” she told the audience. “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 I wouldn’t do for you.”
Sandra also brought her son to the MTV Movie & TV Awards with her so he could meet some of his favorite actors and actresses in real life. “I would like to thank MTV and all of you who recognized my fear, thank you,” she began.
“Because it allowed me to be here tonight and bring my Marvel-loving, DC-loving son with me so that he may stand in the same room with real superheroes like Wonder Woman [and] Captain Marvel,” Sandra added. “Trailblazers like Jada Pinkett Smith, and I’m sure he will notice that they’re women, just like his mama. Thank you.”
Sandra is so amazing!