In Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close Sandra Bullock, pictured here alongside co-stars Tom Hanks and Thomas Horn, plays the mother of a boy struggling to cope with his father's death during the 9/11 terror attacks.
"We like to portray moms as all-knowing, all compassion but that's not who my character was," the Daily News reports Sandra Bullock said. "And I wanted to make sure it stayed that way. I didn't want the studio to go later, 'We'd like her to be more likable.' That's not why I signed on."
In preparation for her role, Sandra Bullock spent time listening to heartbreaking messages left by those trapped inside the World Trade Center for their families.
"The last messages were so inspiring because somehow those who knew that their lives were going to end managed to leave hope and inspiration and kindness and calm for those that they were leaving the messages for," said the 47-year-old mother of adopted son Louis.
"I didn't understand it," she continued. "I didn't know how it could be done, but that last message would be something like, 'You've been amazing. You've been a great husband or wife. I've never loved like that before. The kids are going to be amazing. It's all going to be OK.' The people who are dying were reassuring those who are going to be left behind."
Speaking of motherhood away from the cameras, Sandra Bullock added, "It's the best thing I've ever done. I don't know if my son agrees. But it is the best time I ever had, and there is not a moment I want to leave the house. Right now I'm just loving doctor's appointments and preschool. That's how sexy my life is but I love it."
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