Sandra Bullock’s Vogue cover preview: lovely, classic or just a terrible wiglet?

Here a preview of the October issue of Vogue – I’m sure the full interview and editorial starring Sandra Bullock will be out on Monday or Tuesday. For now we just have the cover, which is… okay. I like the idea of putting her in a backless dress and shooting her looking over her shoulder. I like what I see of the dress. I like Sandra’s serious expression too – I’m glad she’s not doing some mouth-breathing Sexy-face. So what’s wrong? I guess it’s her hair. It looks like she’s wearing an unfortunate wiglet from The Travolta Collection. It’s throwing off everything else.

That being said, I am looking forward to seeing the editorial and reading the interview. Since The Badness (Jesse James, Bombshell McGee, etc), Sandra hasn’t done many magazine interviews at all (notable exception: the People Mag cover story she did when she introduced Louis to the world). I’m trying to remember the last time she covered a major monthly magazine and I’m drawing a blank. So, if it’s been as long as I think, that means Sandra is going to pull out all the stops to promote Gravity. Which means she thinks she might be a contender for some awards. Which should get interesting! When Sandra won for The Blind Side, she was up against Meryl Streep that year. And that will happen again this year.

Speaking of the Oscars and all of that, Sandra gave an interesting interview to The Vancouver Sun when she was at TIFF – you can read the full piece here, and here are some highlights:

On attending the Oscars: “I don’t think anybody can honestly feel comfortable at the Oscars. It is such a frighteningly powerful night of emotion, and you have on a dress that hurts somewhere and they’re making fun of you, and the fashion choice you wore.”

Her director Alfonso Cuaron. “He’s been working on this for five years and nobody was sure it would work,” she said.

Playing a character who just lost a child: “Who wants to even imagine that?” said Bullock, the divorced single mother of Louis, who was adopted in 2010. “It was horrible to go there, and especially with someone who was not able to show her emotions and who might have been just as happy if she perished.” Lucky for her, in between those 14-hour days, “I had the luxury of unscrewing my head, going home to smooch my boy.”

On George Clooney: “We’ve known each other for 20 years, but that doesn’t mean we knew we were going to click on screen. George is a life force, and very much like his astronaut, he was born to live and die doing what he’s doing.” So would they consider doing another movie together? “We would like it to be on the ground — something where we could be in the same room,” said Bullock, smiling. “Even if it takes another 20 years, it would be worth it.”

[From The Vancouver Sun]

Now I’m kind of hoping she will get nominated for some awards. That means the Best Actress race is tightening up a bit too – I think Meryl Streep and Cate Blanchett will definitely get nominations, and the wild cards are Sandra, Amy Adams, Emma Thompson (for that Walt Disney movie), and maybe Marion Cotillard. Sounds about right – last year the Best Actress Oscar went to a “new girl” (Jennifer Lawrence) so it sounds like the Academy might over-correct and give it to someone who has been around for a while.

Cover courtesy of Vogue, additional photos by Fame/Flynet.

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  1. hadleyb says:

    What is the name of her plastic surgeon? I want to keep his name on file for the great work he has done for the past 15 years on Sandy.

    Her bod looks fab.

    Boring cover, seems dated, blah. I think they could of done something better. Not horrible just… there.

    • Yvonne says:

      You’re assuming she’s had work done. Some people just have amazing genes *cough*.

      Seriously, though, who is her surgeon?! That is some amazingly natural work she’s had done.

    • MoxyLady007 says:

      Her legs are sick. So sick. So amazing.

    • Rosemary says:

      I agree to everything…except the hair makes her look twenty years older. I do hope it is one of those nasty wiglets.

  2. Amy Pond says:

    I love everything about her, including everything on this Vogue cover. If Sandra does it, it can’t be wrong!

    • Stef Leppard says:

      Her face looks beautiful, breathtaking! And I don’t mind the hair so much. It’s vintage, I guess.

      • Josephine says:

        I think it is a bit vintage – she looks a bit 1960′s maybe?? In any event, I think she looks stunning. I love it absolutely and it’s so refreshing to see some class, talent and demure on a mag cover!

  3. Lilyvanilli says:

    I’m afraid I lost all interest in her when she married that idiot .

  4. Lama says:

    Whoa. I like Sandy, but that cover is just a big no.

  5. lisa2 says:

    The cover is well a bit meh. I don’t know, the interview is meh too from what we see. I don’t know what she will say that is going to be interesting enough to buy the mag. I seriously don’t want to hear about George.

    She looks good in the other pics.

  6. PunkyMomma says:

    Terrible wiglet. Please pass on the name of her plastic surgeon – just the right amount of maintenance work.

  7. IceQueen says:

    I hate the cover. There, I said it.

  8. Nessa says:

    I love her. She is one of my all-time faves. That being said… WTF is with that cover?!? I expect more from Vogue. It’s just plain awful.

  9. eliza says:

    I miss the days when Vogue put models on the cover and catered less to the celebrity culture.

    • lisa2 says:

      I don’t mind the celebrity covers. well depending on the celebrity. I just liked when celebs did covers when they had a movie out. Now they are on covers for nothing. And it is boring. I use to look forward to a celebrity cover because you didn’t see them on a cover/interview; They were selective. ONE Major cover and interview. Now they are on so many covers that it is not a big deal. There is nothing interesting to read about anyone because it has all been said before. Now you have TV and Movie people on covers. I only buy for certain celebs.. well 2 and that is it. These other people are not interesting to me and I won’t invest in a mag to see them.

  10. Birdie says:

    The cover looks so 90′s.

  11. PHD Gossip says:

    I like it. A lot of photoshop. She had tons of surgery. Her face is tight and pulled but not here.
    She does not look like this.

  12. Kiddo says:

    I like the cover better than the images posted below, which I know are not from the same article, but her clothes are terrible in those.

  13. janie says:

    Love her! She does interesting movies for the most part.. She looks good & is still so well liked, can’t do better than that.

  14. bns says:

    I was wondering who they were gonna give the cover to after Miley screwed it up.

  15. Raven21 says:

    The cover is just ok and I’m not see that much photoshop on the cover .

  16. Vesta says:

    It’s a shame for the wiglet, cause the cover actually has some promise. The dress is cool and Sandy is cool – I especially like her facial expression here; it’s not try-hard and looks natural. But the hair style. Is it supposed to be 60s style? I just don’t get it.

  17. j.eyre says:

    The performance categories of the Oscars this year should be really interesting. The past few years it has been about directing and once or twice picture but I think this year it will be all about Performance.

    • CaribbeanLaura says:

      Since you brought up directing, do you think there’s a cold chance in hell that Steve Mc Queen might get it? No ? But his nomination is practically guaranteed right? I figure that they might just give it to Sorcese, the poor thing. Your thoughts?

  18. gillociraptor says:

    She looks like she’s getting ready to play Kris Jenner in a Lifetime Original.

  19. Susei says:

    the wiglet ruins it…

  20. KellyinSeattle says:

    Terrible, and I love Sandra. I just want more pics of Louis in his Superman costume. But, she does try to keep him out of the spotlight, which is a good thing.

  21. bettyrose says:


  22. It'sJustBlanche says:

    She always strikes me as the type of woman that men love to be friends with, but unlike some women like that (Julia Roberts comes to mind as the type, although I’m just guessing here) she also seems like the type to have close women friends. She just seems all around grounded and smart.

    Don’t like the hair and I can’t imagine why you would cover up such pretty hair with that but you know, otherwise a nice cover.

    • guilty pleasures says:

      You took all of my words out of my mouth! I just want to be her best buddy.
      She looks great in all of the photos here, and I covet those black and nude sandals.

  23. Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

    For some reason, perhaps purely entertainment, would like to see her pair with Tom Cruise – perhaps the talented plastic surgeon could introduce them.

  24. Migdalia says:

    I don’t know if she actually categorizes as Supporting Actress, but don’t count out Oprah. Anyone who saw The Butler can agree she did an amazing job, and if JLaw can win an Oscar for SLP which was a good performance than Oprah can get at least a nom.

    • Sara says:

      I was also wondering why Oprah was not on the list. She has more Oscar buzz than most of the actresses mentioned here. Plus the academy still owes her for Color Purple, 30 years ago.

  25. Common Sense says:

    Beautiful! I remember seeing pics for the photo shoot 3 months ago on daily mail. They were shooting in the desert Somewhere and Louis was part of the shoot wearing a little astronaut costume looking so cute! I can’t wait to see the finished product.

  26. Rae says:

    I thought it was Kris Jenner at first, to be honest. Sorry, Sandy. I love you but that is an awful haircape!

    Let the real hair flow!

  27. Tig says:

    Every trailer I see from Gravity I am liking it more. I like Sandra, and like the photo. Hope she does get an Oscar nom.

  28. Nikita says:

    Did Anna Wintour choose that frontcover? Yes? Anna you lost your MOJO. That hair, terrible.

  29. AllyUK says:

    She’s perfect.

  30. Shelly says:

    Why did they do this to Sandy?! I love her makeup, the dress, and the pose. That hair, however, is absolutely awful!

  31. tracking says:

    Why does high fashion so often mean sucking the personality out of the subject? She looks uncomfortable and a little awkward. With her personality and looks, this should have been much better.

  32. Emily C. says:

    I think it’s the dress. It cuts off her body and makes her look really weirdly skinny. The photo also looks like her head pasted on someone else’s body, whether it is or not; something is strange about the angle.

    She looks extremely uncomfortable. Vogue tries to make every single woman photograph like one of the cookie-cutter skeletal incredibly young models Anna Wintour is so enamored of. It means anyone who isn’t a model almost always looks unhappy and uncomfortable on Vogue covers. Highly successful actresses and singers have big personalities; Anna Wintour’s models aren’t supposed to have any.

    • Gwen says:

      I agree with you about the lack of personality in this cover and Moddels also have big personalities.

      Vogue covers remind me of Anna herself 90% of the time which is a dead personality with no hint of life.

  33. Feebee says:

    Not a big fan of the cover. Don’t mind celebs on the cover but can’t they make them more interesting?

    Did Sandy give away the end to her movie in her quotes? Sounds like she ____s and he ___s!

  34. Bex says:

    I can’t believe some professional decided that was cover hair. I guess they tried something different? That’s all I’ve got.

  35. Dawn says:

    As long as it is NOT Kanye West with his Bey wannabe Kimmode KrapTrashian and their adorable little compass North I am great with this cover.

  36. A Fan says:

    Bring back models for magazine covers and photo shoots.

  37. Sloane Wyatt says:

    Horribly, Sandra Bullock’s bouffant makes her look like Joanie Harris’ MOM on Mad Men! –

  38. Seagulls says:

    I don’t like the mullet-y little tail in back, but otherwise I think the hair and the cover are great. I love that it’s a little different from everything else lately.

  39. I Choose Me says:

    I like the wiglet and the dress and yes! to no open-mouth pose.

  40. Tania says:

    She looks lovely as always!

  41. LilyT says:

    I have to draw a line at the rat-tail.

  42. Christo says:

    No Sandy! Avoid looking like a younger version of Kris Jenner.

  43. homegrrrrl says:

    I’m not a starving giraffe with plastic skin and neither are any women I know I don’t wear clothes that require years salary or daily doses of toxic chemicals to clean them don’t care what I should wear in my 20′s 30′s 40′s 50′s and 60′s and 70′s
    one time I put my grandma in very low rise Juicy sweatpants I know what not to wear at any age
    f*** vogue there is nothing in it for me or anyone I care about

  44. Incognita says:

    That Billy Ray Cyrus mullet on Sandy’s head looks absolutely dreadful!

  45. homegrrrrl says:

    I accidentally put my gma in juicy velour. It took such effort to get them on I didn’t have the heart to tell her they didn’t look very good
    much like tedium of getting that tiny wig on Sandys big hair
    just like my experience it was expensive it took a long time forget it take a picture move on

  46. Lucy2 says:

    Don’t like the hair but otherwise she looks pretty great.

  47. lisa says:

    she already has an oscar she doesnt deserve, she doesnt need another