Bullock said she laughed when she heard about the honor and said, “No, really. I just said, ‘That’s ridiculous’. I’ve told no one.”
Bullock said, “I’ve never been a great beauty. I’ve never been a bombshell that was coveted. In an odd way, that made growing older a lot easier in this business. I guess I am doing it on my own terms, and this is my wish for everybody.”
Bullock who is 50, the Oscar winning actress is the new addition to a long list of actresses to get the honor, including the last year’s cover girl, Lupita Nyong’o, and two years ago it was Gwyneth Paltrow.
The 50 year old mother of five year old Louis Bullock has a different definition to and said, “Real beauty is quiet. Especially in this town, it’s just so hard not to say, ‘Oh, I need to look like that. No, be a good person, be a good mom, do a good job with the lunch, let someone cut in front of you who looks like they’re in a bigger hurry, the people I find most beautiful are the ones who aren’t trying.”
She has dated many co-stars, including Matthew McConaughey, Ryan Gosling and Keanu Reeves, but her favorite is someone else, it is her little man Louis, who makes her feel the most beautiful. She said that her son’s complements are the best and most heartfelt.
One such complement she has narrated and said, “I was putting him to bed and told him that even when I’m old and gray and more wrinkly than I am now, I’ll still love him and want to tuck him in, and he asked why I have wrinkles, and I said, ‘Well, I hope some of them are from laughing so much.’ And he touched my face and said, ‘You’re not old, you’re just happy.’ “