Sandra Bullock: Happy Being The ‘Bad Girl,’ Shares Views About Negative Media Attacks On Women

The Sandra Bullock we all know to be the usual “nice girl” in her movie roles recently shared how elated she is to finally get to play the bad girl in her evil, villainous Minions role. As the Daily Record U.K. shares, Bullock couldn’t wait to throw aside the “America’s Sweetheart” label she has earned herself after performing in so many romantic comedies and playing the cute, girl-next-door love interest repeatedly. The publication recalls the words of the Blind Side, award-winning actress about her character in Minions.

“[Scarlet’s] more like me than anything else I’ve been in. She’s evil, crabby and a little bit bitchy – all the traits I think make a good villainess. It’s more fun to be mean than it is to try and make nice with everybody all the time. It’s so good to be bad – and I got paid for it.”

Within the animated spin off of the Despicable Me films, Bullock’s character, Scarlet Overkill, is an “ultra-glamorous” villain who summons the Minions as her henchmen, with the task to help her overthrow the Queen of England.

While sharing her enthusiasm about her evil role in Minions, Bullock also took the opportunity to voice her concerns about how women have been, and are still being, treated today by the media. In an interview with E! News, Sandra was open about her lamentations in regards to how women are constantly targeted, whether about age, size, clothing, or faux pas, by members of the media.

“I feel like it’s become open hunting season in how women are attacked and it’s not because of who we are as people, it’s because of how we look or our age. I’m shocked — and maybe I was just naïve, but I’m embarrassed by it. My son is getting ready to grow up in this world and I’m trying to raise a good man who values and appreciates women, and here we have this attack on women in the media that I don’t see a stop happening.”

Bullock shed light on how women need to “look out for one another” and support each other while remembering to be a guide for the younger generation.

“Little girls are having the hardest time with bullying and the internet—somebody with a very large hand and big voice needs to put a stop to it.”

Always a strong and intelligent role model to both her 5-year-old son and her female audience, Sandra Bullock’s words are pertinent and effective, reminding fans and media members to stop the repetitious “open hunting season” behavior.

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