- Sandra Bullock appeared on the latest episode of “Red Table Talk” and discussed motherhood.
- The actress has a daughter named Laila and a son named Louis.
- Bullock said that as a white parent to Black children, she’s protective and “scared of everything.”
Sandra Bullock said that as a white mother to two Black children named Louis and Laila, she’s protective and “scared of everything.”
“As a white parent who loves her children more than life itself, I’m scared of everything,” Bullock, 57, said during an appearance on the latest episode of “Red Table Talk” released on Wednesday on Facebook Watch.
The actress said that she’s hopeful that her constant concern for her kids will prepare them for the real world.
“I know I’m laying all kinds of existential anxiety on them,” Bullock said. “I have to think about what they’re going to experience leaving the home. They’re going to have my fear, but how can I make sure that my anxiety is accurate, protective?”
Bullock adopted Louis in 2010 and Laila in 2015. On “RTT,” the Oscar-winning actress said that she panics “at everything.”
“I think they’re gonna die all the time,” she said. “When I get up at night, I walk by the rooms, I make sure they’re breathing.”
Bullock also said that her “sweet” and “funny” son is going to become “a young man, and the minute he leaves my home, I can’t follow him everywhere, though I will try. I’m joking, but I’m not. I don’t know what I will do, but I pray that I’ve done a good enough job, scared them sufficiently.”
The “Unforgivable” star said that she’s been “schooling” Louis about discrimination since he was 6 years old and put a hoodie over his head.
“I let him see everything,” Bullock said. “I let him see everything on television. I let him process it. He knows how the world works. He knows how cruel it is. He knows how unfair it is, and now Laila is knowing it.”
Bullock said that she’s “learning every day” and knows that she’ll make mistakes as a parent. When she does make errors, the actress said that she puts money “into the therapy fund” for her kids.
“Therapy is healthy,” Bullock said. “It’s washing of the brain. You’re willing to get a facial. Wash the brain, take it out, clean it, what doesn’t belong there, throw it away.”
Watch the full “Red Table Talk” episode below.