Sandra Bullock: “I’m Difficult on Every Single Level”

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Sandra Bullock is one high maintenance chick. Just ask her!

Belying her laid-back, girl-next-door persona onscreen, Bullock, 45, calls herself "controlling," "difficult on every level," and "not easy to deal with" in a new interview with Parade. "I want everything orderly and I need lists . . . I'm aware that I can be annoying."

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And this controlling nature manifests itself in one of her favorite, er, hobbies:

"I like to iron," explains the star of The Blind Side. "Ironing is comfort. It's control. I'm a nutty person who likes to make sure everything is in its place."

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Yet Bullock, who labels herself "a big ball of high energy and organization and structure" never had marriage in her master plan — until she met her husband, TLC's Motorcyle Mania host Jesse James, whom she met at his bike shop to introduce him to her godson.

Immediately, she says, "Jesse tracked me down. I had no intention of going out with him. I said no for a month."

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Of her three stepchildren with James, she coos "I seemed to have stepped in right when I needed to be there . . . If you don't have kids and animals, you don't truly know what real life is about."

Bullock married James, 40, in 2005.

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