Sandra Bullock on Being a Mom to Son Louis: "I Can't Selfishly Take Journeys Anymore"

Celebrity News Sep. 18, 2013 AT 11:10AM
Sandra Bullock and Louis in Venice, Italy on August 28, 2013 Sandra Bullock told reporters at a press conference for Gravity that Louis is her No. 1 priority. Credit: FameFlynet

Mama's got her priorities straight! Sandra Bullock opened up about being a working mom at the press conference for new film Gravity on Tuesday, Sept. 17, and acknowledged that her son Louis, 3, is her No. 1 concern.

"The important thing for me was I can't selfishly take journeys anymore because I have to take a little boy along with me," she told reporters of having Louis on-set with her. "And I said [to producer David Heyman], '[Can] you make it an amazing experience and make …it so I'm not somewhere not paying attention because I'm so worried about where he is?'"

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The 49-year-old mom confirmed that Heyman did indeed make the experience a good one for little Louis, turning "a backlot of a soundstage in rainy London into a wonderland for a [then-] 1 1/2-year-old."

"Everything was bumper guarded," she added. "People [went], 'What is that?' and I [went], 'That is to protect a child's head. All of it!'"

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The single mom, who split from husband Jesse James after a five-year marriage in March 2010, adopted Louis shortly afterward.

And Louis had some good pals to keep him company on-set as well -- Bullock previously told reporters that her old friend -- and Gravity costar -- George Clooney made time for her little man.

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"My son thinks he's a very cool dude," she told reporters at a Toronto International Film Festival press conference on Monday, Sept. 9. "If there's a choice between me [and] George and Alfonso [Cuaron, the director], my son will leave me to be with George and these guys. He's a boy's boy, so he has to go talk to the men."

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