Sandra Bullock Speaks Out on Beauty and Bullying
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – July 5, 2015 (Gephardt Daily) – Oscar-winner Sandra Bullock , who recently graced the front cover of ‘People’ magazine in their ‘Most Beautiful Edition,’ says she only agreed to appear on the front cover on the basis that she could focus the conversation on what her own perception of ‘beautiful’ was.
Condemning the media’s treatment of women in the film industry, the actress says women have formed a protective “tribe” in order to cope with the “onslaught” of negative comments about their appearance that begin the moment they step out in public.
In a statement to E! , Bullock explained the damaging effect this preoccupation with aging and beauty is having on women; “I feel like it’s become open hunting season in how women are attacked and it’s not because of who we are as people, it’s because of how we look or our age. “You’d be surprised at the love that you have in our crazy industry,” Bullock said.
“The women have bonded together and have sort of become this tribe of trying to take care of each other and be there for each other in a way, because the minute you step out it’s an onslaught. And I laughed when [People] said they’re gonna be generous and bestow me this wonderful privilege, but I said if I can talk about the amazing women who I find beautiful, which are these women who rise above and take care of business and do wonderful things, and take care of each other, then I’m more than honored to be on the cover of this.”
“I’m trying to raise a good man who values and appreciates women, and here we have this attack on women in the media that I don’t see a stop happening.
Bullock went on to say, “Little girls are having the hardest time with bullying and the internet. We need to stop. We are harming girls and women in a way, at a speed that it’s scaring me. It’s really scaring me.”
Sandra Annette Bullock was born in Arlington, a Virginia suburb of Washington, D.C. but spent much of her childhood in Nuremberg, Germany.
She often performed in the children’s chorus of whatever production her mother was in.
Once her family resettled in the United Staes, she moved to New York to pursue a career on the stage. This led to acting in television programs and then feature films. She gave memorable performances in Demolition Man (1993) and Wrestling Ernest Hemingway (1993), but did not achieve the stardom that seemed inevitable for her until her work in the smash hit Speed (1994).
She now ranks as one of the most popular actresses in Hollywood.
For her role in The Blind Side (2009) she won the Oscar, and her blockbusters The Proposal(2009), The Heat (2013) and Gravity (2013) made her a bankable star. With $56,000,000, she was listed in the ‘Guinness Book Of World Records’ as the highest-paid actress in the world.