Constantly worrying about the safety of your kids is something that most parents can relate to, including Bird Box actress Sandra Bullock. The mother-of-two opened up about the “neurotic” emotions that she feels when she’s away from her kids for too long during a recent interview on LA’s KTLA 5 Morning News with host Sam Rubin.
“I know now what it feels like to be afraid every single day because I love my kids to the point where I’m a little neurotic,” she explained. “When they leave the house and go to school I check my phone constantly… did the school call?”
If Sandra’s son, Louis Bardo Bullock, 8, and daughter Laila Bullock, 6, are out of her sight then she starts to worry about all of the bad things that could possibly happen to them. “Are they going to get hurt?” she remembered asking herself one time. “If they’re leaving with someone else, I panic!”
Though Sandra, 54, can easily go into a full-panic mode when her kids are away, she realizes that she has to trust them and sometimes just let them be children. “I have to learn how to relax within a world that spins that kind of worry and remind myself, and my children, that it is also a hopeful place,” she said.
Sandra’s boyfriend, Bryan Randall, also has a good “understanding of fearlessness” that the actress likes because according to Sandra, she’s always been quite fearful all her life. “I’m afraid and I want to make sure that I do everything in my power to protect these two beautiful children that I’ve been blessed to raise,” she gushed.
Like Bryan, Sandra’s daughter Laila has fearless qualities, too. “Laila is just unafraid. She’s a fighter, and that’s the reason she’s here today,” Sandra said in a previous interview with InStyle. “She’s going to bring some real change!”