Sandra Bullock talks playing Debbie Ocean (the sister of Danny Ocean) in “Ocean’s 8”, and addresses the #MeToo movement in a brand new interview with InStyle.
The 53-year-old speaks about her character recruiting a group of women to pull off a heist at New York’s Met Gala, admitting she was desperate to get involved with such a flick.
Talking of powerful women, the actress also discusses her $500,000 donation to Time’s Up, with her telling the mag that the movement “is not just about the actors.”
She explains, “It’s about the single mom who’s been abused, bullied, and sexually harassed… it’s our duty to do whatever we can to help. I can safely say there is not one person I know who hasn’t experienced some form of harassment or doesn’t know someone it’s happened to.
“It happened to me when I was 16. And you’re paralyzed to a degree… up until recently it was the victim [who] was shamed, not the perpetrator.”
Bullock also talks about the star-studded cast of “Ocean’s 8”: “I always said, ‘I want what the guys get to have,’ whether I’m doing an action movie, a comedy, or a sexy heist film. I’m like, ‘Why can’t we ladies have that?'”
The Oscar-winning star says that bosses thought a predominantly female cast would end up not getting along. However, this definitely wasn’t the case.
Bullock insists, “They thought we’d hate each other, but the exact opposite was true… with Sarah [Paulson], it’s like when you’re in school with that friend, and the teacher says ‘Stop talking,’ and you just start crying and laughing. It’s like a chemical imbalance. We’re each other’s little drug habit.”
Bullock’s candid interview also sees her speak about adopting her two children: son Louis, 8, and daughter Laila, 5,
“Don’t talk to me about what I can or can’t do with my body until you’ve taken care of every child who doesn’t have a home or is neglected or abused. It makes me teary-eyed [wells up].
“Let’s all just refer to these kids as ‘our kids.’ Don’t say ‘My adopted child.’ No one calls their kid their ‘IVF child’ or their ‘Oh, s**t, I went to a bar and got knocked up child.’ Let’s just say, ‘Our children.’”