Sandra Bullock’s son told her not to do a superhero movie and he was right

Sandra Bullock outside Kimmel's studios wearing a purple suit and a black mask
Sandra Bullock is promoting The Unforgivable, which is out in theaters now and is coming to Netflix on December 10th. Vincent D’Onofrio and Viola Davis are also in it! Sandra was on Kimmel and I didn’t realize until I saw her interview how much I missed her. We haven’t seen her since Bird Box, which came out in late 2018, well before we knew how prescient it was. (I haven’t seen it since but I am assuming it will hit differently now.)

Sandra was so charming and funny on Kimmel. She was wearing a fabulous deep purple velvet suit. She opened by explaining that her daughter Laila, 9, has seen Miss Congeniality but that her son Louis, 11, has not. Louis likes superhero movies and loves Spider-Man like a lot of kids with excellent taste. He even advised his mom not to take a job on a non-Marvel movie and she later realized he was right. Here’s some of what she said and the video is below.

On if her kids watch her shows
[Laila] does, Louis does not. I am not his cup of tea. He likes Japanese anime. He’s obsessed with Spider-Man. The whole YouTube fan [stuff].

“There was a rumor that you were going to be in the third Spider-Man movie”
If that were a rumor that my son had heard do you know how much I could get him to do in the house? ‘Mommy do you need any help?’

On if Marvel has approached her
I don’t think I’m Marvel material. I’ve never been approached by Marvel. I was approached for something that wasn’t Marvel but my son said not to do it.

“Was it a DC universe?”
No. It was not in a place that Louis thought I should be. He was right. I saw it when it came out and I went ‘ooh that’s unfortunate.’ He was like six when he asked me not to do it. I forget their ages often… it could have been four, seven or eight.

[From Jimmy Kimmel Live on YouTube]

Louis is 11 now, so this movie which was not DC or Marvel was casting around 2015-2016. Power Rangers the movie came out in May, 2017. I feel like a six-year-old would be able to tell their mom that would be crap. Other than that I got nothing. Louis sounds so much like my son! He is also opinionated, has always been bright for his age and loves Spider-Man. Spider-Man is the best superhero.

After that Sandra told a cute story about working at a restaurant and quitting when she was told she had to return a big tip. She also said she loves true crime shows, but only when the killer is already caught and it’s not a cold case. In The Unforgivable she plays a woman who gets out of prison after serving 20 years for killing a cop. On Kimmel she spoke so eloquently about how the prison system traps people who are desperate and poor. You could tell she empathized with her character. I’m really looking forward to The Unforgivable and I’m betting she gets some nominations for that. Viola might too!

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  1. Houghlihann says:

    I think it was X-Men:Dark Phoenix. Timeline fits, and she would have been a fit for the Jessica Chastain role.

    • Celebitchy says:

      Ooh the X-Men aren’t Marvel really right? That’s why I didn’t consider them, I thought they were Marvel but they’re not.

      • Becks1 says:

        I think now they are? Or they got absorbed by Marvel or by Disney or something, IDk, its all confusing. but something changed and they are now considered Marvel, but wouldn’t have been 5 years ago.

        I think.

      • Lightpurple says:

        X-Men are Marvel but the rights were owned by Fox so they weren’t in the MCU and Fox wasn’t willing to negotiate a deal like Sony did with Spider-Man. But Disney has now acquired Fox so the MCU now has access to those X-Men characters and their villains, along with the Fantastic Four. They’ll be slowly integrated in through the various other MCU franchises and Disney+ shows. The Netflix Marvel characters are being slowly introduced into the MCU too.

        Sandra should expect a call from Feige any day now.

      • Houghlihann says:

        The characters are technically owned by Marvel, but the cinematic license was separately held from the MCU until the recent merger. And, at least to date, X-Men aren’t part of the official MCU movies, which is what I think she meant by “not Marvel.” It’s the only superhero movie that was in pre-production or filming in that range (2016/2017) that wasn’t DC or MCU, got bad reviews, AND had a part for someone with Sandra’s profile and age.

    • Krystina says:

      Xmen is Marvel. She stated she had never been approached for Marvel movies

  2. Lala11_7 says:

    Lawd …that suit😍❣😍

  3. WithTheAmerican says:

    Love her so much! Yes, I’ve missed her. She carried that space movie the entire time, mesmerizing.

  4. Becks1 says:

    That suit is GORGEOUS.

    And I think Dark Phoenix too.

  5. Mtec says:

    I just watched Practical Magic for the first time a couple weeks ago and it was so lovely to see early Sandra act. She’s just so charming and someone who just has this effortless “it” thing. She still has it, but im not really a fan of her more serious movies. So i really miss the old Sandra

    • MerlinsMom1018 says:

      i watched Practical Magic for Stockard Channing and Dianne Wiest (i absolutely adore them both) I am not a fan of Sandra Bullock but she was indeed effortless in this movie.

  6. Common sense says:

    Anything Sandra is in I am watching. I also love the fact that she’s not on social media.

  7. Jenny says:

    I wish AJ would borrow her stylist. She looks amazing.

  8. TeamMeg says:

    Sandra Bullock looks absolutely incredible and I agree with everyone, the purple velvet is beyond goals!! So, I just looked up her birthday, and Demi Moore’s. Turns out these two gals are very close in age, less than 2 years apart (Nov ’62 for DM; July ’64 for SB). So sad that Demi just ruined her face, as we saw in the other post. Sandy still looks so natural, beautiful and vibrant. To each her own, I guess. Wishing them both health and happiness.

    • Becks1 says:

      Wait, Sandra is almost 60?? I would have said 10 years younger and that’s just because I know she’s been around for a while. She really looks fantastic.

    • Kate says:

      I get that everyone here likes her personality but I think it’s a stretch to say she still looks naturally youthful and compare her favorably against Demi Moore. It’s not natural to not have any lines on your face in your 50’s, even when smiling. She is beautiful, yes, but she is 100% a product of Hollywood- you are never allowed to age- standards.

  9. Mina_Esq says:

    Sandra is the female Keanu. Ageless vampires that are super kind.

  10. theotherviv says:

    Is the suit Gucci? I am dead, this is so fabulous.

  11. Courtney B says:

    Love that suit especially the color. I love velvet in the winter.
    No, Sandra, you’re perfect for the MCU! I keep a mental list of actors I’d love to see in the universe and she’s one.

  12. Steph says:

    Those shoes. Everything.