With "Ocean's 8" on the horizon, Bullock is back in the spotlight and we are so here for it.
Sandra Bullock is one of those actresses who totally disappears from the public eye whenever she doesn't have a movie to promote, the rare A-list star who's done a great job keeping her private life private in recent years.
The actress is the magazine's June cover star, where she spilled on photographer boyfriend Bryan Randall, kids Louis, 8, and Laili, 5, and their family dynamic. "He's super kind, for the kids he's sort of No. 1," Bullock said of Randall. "And I'm No. 2., but I get it because he's more fun and has better treats."
"Lou is supersensitive. I call him my 78-year-old son. He's like Shecky Greene, a Jewish Catskills comic. He's wise and kind. I saw that when they handed him to me. There was a spiritual bigness to him. I was like, 'I hope I don't eff that up,'" she added of her son. "And Laila is just unafraid. She's a fighter, and that's the reason she's here today. She fought to keep her spirit intact. Oh my God, what she is going to accomplish. She's going to bring some real change."
Bullock actually spoke a lot about the desire for real change during the interview, in which she addressed both the #TimesUp movement and the need for a better adoption system.
"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]," she said when asked about donating $500,000 to #TimesUp.
"It happened to me when I was 16. And you're paralyzed to a degree, thinking, 'Will anyone believe me?' And at that time? No. Up until recently it was the victim who was shamed, not the perpetrator," she continued. "But just like with this [points to March for Our Lives on TV], we can do peaceful protests and utilize the media. We're raising our children to be fearless. At least I hope I'm raising my kids that way."
Bullock's two children are adopted, a process she said isn't getting better fast enough.
"Look: I'm all for Republican, Democrat, whatever, but 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," she said. "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, shit, I went to a bar and got knocked-up child.' Let just say, 'our children.'"
Other fun tidbits from the interview:
On trying to look like Beyonce: "This past Oscars I was sick and had allergies, but I was like, 'I'm just going to go. It's part of my job, and I'm happy to be there.' Then the next day they were saying, 'Oh, she has cheek fillers and implants.' When I saw the photos (above) and how swollen I was, I got it. But I was like, 'Well, if I got injections, I only got them on the top, which was not very good.' I am affected by it because I don't feel confident when I dress up and go on the red carpet. I'’m not that person who knows how to work it. I try to channel Beyoncé. I do the same pose every time."
- On George Clooney: "George and I have known each other since before we had careers. He was always the funniest dude in the room. He would have a little tequila and do a wicked Buddy Hackett impression that would make you wet yourself. All he worries about is 'Are you guys getting what you need?' It's pretty ego-free of him. He had his trilogy. Now he has a new trilogy with [his wife] Amal and two babies."
InStyle's June 2018 hits newsstands Friday, May 11.