Sandra Bullock looks like "a child who's been traumatized" in the first photos taken of her since her husband Jesse James' infidelity scandal broke last month, body language expert Patti Wood tells UsMagazine.com.
Wood has seen the buzz-about shots of Bullock, 46, all of which will be featured on Entertainment Tonight Tuesday evening (check your local listings). '
The photos, taken last Friday in Northern California, show the Oscar-winning actress ringless, hiking and drinking coffee.
"She is gripping the coffee cup very high up," notes Wood. "That's what you do when you really want to grab a hold of something and show your power. She's really making it obvious and playing toward the camera to show that empty finger."
Bullock also is wearing a black North Face jacket, black ball cap and scarf around her neck.
"She's chosen a heavily padded jacket and has it zipped up very high," observes Wood. "The choice of her scarf, which is tied over heart, means that she is hiding her heart window and throat window, which is the communication window."
Wood says Bullock's clothing choices are "protection choices. Black is a protection color."
In one angle, Wood points out the tension in Bullock's "cheeks and the pooching under her eyes. This shows she has been crying. It's not a normal look for her.
"She looks like a child who's been traumatized," adds Wood. "Her face takes on attributes of a child who's experiencing a deep pain."