Sandra Bullock Prefers the Company of Kids to Actors

07/23/2009 at 03:00 PM ET

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With a film career that took off in the 90s, Sandra Bullock has found herself rubbing elbows with some of Hollywood’s hottest stars over the years. However, when she became a stepmother to three kids after marrying Jesse James, it didn’t take long for her to realize she prefers the company of children to actors! “Was I terrified? Not at all,” she asks of becoming a mother.

“Actors are the biggest babies on the planet, and I would rather be in a kindergarten than a room full of actors.”

A self-proclaimed “evil stepmonster” to Chandler, 15, Jesse Jr., 12, and Sunny, 5, Sandra has happily stepped up to the plate in raising the brood. Fortunately, her place in the family has been an easy transition for all, she shares, due mostly to her relationship with the childrens’ mothers. “I presented myself to Jesse’s first ex-wife as a human being first and foremost,” she tells the Daily Mail. “I didn’t meet the children until I became a trusted person in the eyes of a woman I respected — that was important.”

Unwavering in her stance that biological children may simply not be a part of her plan, the actress reveals that while she may have once contemplated adoption as a single woman, the path she has chosen has been equally — if not more — rewarding. “I met Jesse and it all fell into place. Suddenly the answer presented itself in a much better package than I’d ever planned,” she explains.

That said, the 44-year-old does not pretend to have all the answers, particularly when it comes to disciplining the children. “The hard thing is not to laugh when you’re disciplining them — and if you do the same thing they did, then you have to stand in the corner too so they know it’s fair,” she says.

“Seriously, try it for five minutes. It’s claustrophobic — you can’t watch TV, can’t make any phone calls — the most boring thing ever.”

Source: Daily Mail

— Anya

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Ruthella on

I love Sandra! She seems like a genuinely lovely person and so nice and respectful towards her husband’s ex wife.

I bet she’s a great stepmum🙂

Hea on

I love her! So down to earth.

lis on

Love her, always. I love her attitude towards parenting and the children. It’s nice to see somebody put respect first when it comes to blended families.

Shelly on

Sandra Bullock is a class act. I have to say I’m not sure I could do the same with an ex but I’m glad she loved Jesse’s kids enough to do that. She’s one of my favorite actor’s and I love Jesse’s show. If I was Sandra, though, I’d have to ask him to stop some of his crazy stunts! LOL They’d give me a heart attack.

April on

The hard thing is not to laugh when you’re disciplining them — and if you do the same thing they did, then you have to stand in the corner too so they know it’s fair,” she says.

LOL she’s a riot, love her! It is very hard not to laugh at them when discipling but very important to not be so uptight and enjoy them. God has a plan for everyone and good for her for accepting hers! Very lucky children.

Tee on

I love her attitude towards her family. She seems to be truly happy and content as a step-mother. I also admire her statement in regards to discipline. Teaching by example is something that a lot of parents and caregivers forget to do.

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