Sandra Bullock is featured in Glamour magazine's July issue, but what makes this interview special is that it's a candid conversation between the 44-year-old actress and Anne Fletcher, her good friend, who also happens to be the director of her new film, "The Proposal" (in theaters June 19).
I actually got to see a sneak preview of "The Proposal" several weeks ago. My review? I absolutely loved it. Sure, there are a few romantic comedy cliches smattered throughout the flick, but it's funny and genuinely made me laugh. Sandy and Ryan Reynolds are absolutely adorable in the lead roles, and Betty White's hilarious performance as Ryan's sassy grandma is priceless. If I haven't sold you on the movie yet, perhaps Bullock's first-ever "naked scene" with her hunky costar will entice you.
"You know why I looked hot [on the day we shot that scene]?" she tells Fletcher during her interview. "Because everyone was looking at Ryan. Our stuff was hanging in each other's faces, and we didn't care.... But seriously, I wanted to do a good job because people are paying their hard-earned money to come and be entertained and surprised and to see my fabulous naked scene. And if there are no lines outside theaters on June 19, I'm going to be so pissed."
Read on to see what else Sandy has to say about life, meeting her husband, and "It Girls."
On separating her work life from her private life:
"I was never the kind of girl who said, 'One day, I am going to be a beautiful bride, and I am going to have a family.' I wanted to work and support myself and make my parents proud. All I did was work. I did three or four films a year, and felt like I was on a treadmill. Finally I said, 'Nothing is exciting to me anymore.' So I took six months off, which turned into a year, and said 'God, I don't miss it.' That's when all kinds of interesting things crossed my path."
On how she met her husband, Jesse James:
"I took my godson to visit his company, West Coast Choppers. I had an image of an obese guy with a handlebar mustache."
On not judging a book by its cover:
"I think most of us are raised with preconceived notions of the choices we're supposed to make. We waste so much time making decisions based on someone else's idea of our happiness -- what will make you a good citizen or a good wife or daughter or actress. Nobody says, 'Just be happy -- go be a cobbler or go live with goats.'"
On roles for women in film:
"I feel a huge responsibility to anyone who's younger than me, in [helping her] take the road less traveled, or finding no road at all and blazing a new trail."
On her advice to "It Girls" who constantly party and show up late on set:
"I would say if you are going to party, show up on time to work."
On how it seems that all of today's "It Girls" are starting to blend together:
"I did that at that age. All I wanted to do was just be like the other girls in my school. All I wanted was a pair of Levi's straight-leg jeans, and all my mom had for me was green velvet bell-bottoms from Germany. Guess what? Bell-bottoms were out. I got my ass whooped."
Click here to read Sandra's full interview, or pick up the July issue of Glamour, on newsstands June 9.