Sandra Bullock Talks About Motherhood, Adoption, And New Movie ‘Ocean’s 8’ With Hoda Kotb | TODAY

Sandra Bullock Talks About Motherhood, Adoption, And New Movie ‘Ocean’s 8’ With Hoda Kotb | TODAY


>>AND THAT IS YOUR LATEST>>AND THAT IS YOUR LATEST WEATHER. WEATHER. SAVANNAH? SAVANNAH?>>AL, THANK YOU SO MUCH.
>>>AND NOW, TO ANSANDRA BULLOCK>>>AND NOW, TO ANSANDRA BULLOCK
OPENING UP ABOUT HER PERSONAL OPENING UP ABOUT HER PERSONAL LIFE. LIFE.>>SHE LEADS “OCEANS 8″ ABOUT A
HEIST AT THE MET GALA.” ABOUT A HEIST AT THE MET GALA.
WE WILL BE TALKING WITH THE WE WILL BE TALKING WITH THE
FEMALE CAST ALL WEEK, STARTING FEMALE CAST ALL WEEK, STARTING
WITH SANDRAS CONVERSATION AND WITH SANDRAS CONVERSATION AND
HER REAL-LIFE ROLE AS MOM. HER REAL-LIFE ROLE AS MOM. WE START OFF TALKING ABOUT
“OCEANS 8.”F TALKING ABOUT “OCEANS 8.”>>I WANTED TO DO SOMETHING THAT>>I WANTED TO DO SOMETHING THAT SEEMED LIKE IT WOULD BE A LOT OF
FUN, AND WOULD ALSO GIVE THET OF FUN, AND WOULD ALSO GIVE THE
VIEWER A PLEASURE TO SIT BACK. VIEWER A PLEASURE TO SIT BACK.
>>YOURE THE RING LEADER.>>YOURE THE RING LEADER.
THATS HOW YOU ROLE. THATS HOW YOU ROLE.
>>THATS HOW I ROLL.>>THATS HOW I ROLL.
>>WHEN PEOPLE SEE YOU AND THEY>>WHEN PEOPLE SEE YOU AND THEY SEE MOVIE STAR MOVIES, IF YOU
LINE UP YOUR PRIORITIES AND TELL LINE UP YOUR PRIORITIES AND TELL
ME ONE THROUGH THREE, HOW WOULD ME ONE THROUGH THREE, HOW WOULD
YOU PRIORITIZE YOUR LIFE NOW? YOU PRIORITIZE YOUR LIFE NOW?
>>MY KIDS.>>MY KIDS.
EVERYTHING IS ABOUT THEM BEING EVERYTHING IS ABOUT THEM BEING OKAY. OKAY. BEING IN SCHOOL. BEING IN SCHOOL. HAVING WHAT THEY NEED.
THEIR MOMENTS, I NEED TO BE THEIR MOMENTS, I NEED TO BE
THERE FOR EVERY MOMENT THAT THEY THERE FOR EVERY MOMENT THAT THEY
HAVE. HAVE. ITS HARDER FOR ME TO LEAVE THEM
THAN I THINK IT IS FOR THEM WHEN THAN I THINK IT IS FOR THEM WHEN
I LEAVE. I LEAVE. I DONT LEAVE THAT MUCH.
AND I DONT WORK THAT MUCH AND I DONT WORK THAT MUCH
ANYMORE, EITHER. ANYMORE, EITHER.
I KEEP LOOKING AT YOU LIKE, I I KEEP LOOKING AT YOU LIKE, I
HAVE NOTHING BUT YOU. HAVE NOTHING BUT YOU.
AND THEYRE LIKE — I TOLD THEM AND THEYRE LIKE — I TOLD THEM
WHERE THEY CAN GO TO COLLEGE. WHERE THEY CAN GO TO COLLEGE.
THESE ARE THE PLACES I FEEL THESE ARE THE PLACES I FEEL
COMFORTABLE LIVING. COMFORTABLE LIVING.
YOU HAVE THESE CHOICES. YOU HAVE THESE CHOICES.
MY PRIORITIES ARE MY KIDS, MY MY PRIORITIES ARE MY KIDS, MY
KIDS, MY KIDS. KIDS, MY KIDS. MY FAMILY, MY FAMILY. MY FAMILY, MY FAMILY. THATS IT. THATS IT.>>WHEN YOU WERE 41, 42, 43, DID
YOU THINK TO YOURSELF, YOU KNOWD YOU THINK TO YOURSELF, YOU KNOW
WHAT? WHAT? MAYBE NOT? MAYBE NOT?>>I DID THINK MAYBE NOT.
AND THEN, KATRINA HAPPENED. AND THEN, KATRINA HAPPENED.
IM GOING TO CRY. IM GOING TO CRY.
KATRINA HAPPENED IN NEW ORLEANS. KATRINA HAPPENED IN NEW ORLEANS.
I KNEW. I KNEW. SOMETHING TOLD ME THAT MY CHILD
WAS THERE.TOLD ME THAT MY CHILD WAS THERE. IT WAS WEIRD.
>>WAS THAT A GUT FEELING OR A>>WAS THAT A GUT FEELING OR A
GOD FEELING? GOD FEELING?>>I THINK THEYRE ONE IN THE>>I THINK THEYRE ONE IN THE SAME. SAME. I DONT THINK THERES A I DONT THINK THERES A DIFFERENCE. DIFFERENCE. I REALLY DONT. I REALLY DONT. IT WAS THE PROCESS OF FILLING IT WAS THE PROCESS OF FILLING OUT FORMS, FILLING OUT FORMS. OUT FORMS, FILLING OUT FORMS. BEING JUDGED, BEING, YOU KNOW, BEING JUDGED, BEING, YOU KNOW, HAVING — BEING IN THE SPOTLIGHT HAVING — BEING IN THE SPOTLIGHT ABOUT WHO YOU ARE AS A HUMAN
BEING, THAT IS AWKWARD.HUMAN BEING, THAT IS AWKWARD.
AND THEN, IT WAS FOUR YEARS AND THEN, IT WAS FOUR YEARS
LATER. LATER.>>FOUR?>>FOUR? WOW. WOW.>>THREE OR FOUR YEARS LATER.
I LOOKED AT THEM LIKE, THERE YOU I LOOKED AT THEM LIKE, THERE YOU
ARE. ARE. HE FIT IN THE CROOK OF MY ARM
AND HE LOOKED ME IN THE EYES, AND HE LOOKED ME IN THE EYES,
AND HE WAS WISE. AND HE WAS WISE.
MY CHILD WAS WISE. MY CHILD WAS WISE.
>>FUNNY WHAT YOU KNOW IN LIKE A>>FUNNY WHAT YOU KNOW IN LIKE A
SECOND. SECOND.>>AND THE BEAUTIFUL THING I WAS
CONSTANTLY TOLD WAS THE PERFECTS CONSTANTLY TOLD WAS THE PERFECT
CHILD WILL FIND YOU. CHILD WILL FIND YOU.
YOU WILL FIND YOUR CHILD. YOU WILL FIND YOUR CHILD.
STOP IT. STOP IT.
LOOK IN THAT DIRECTION. LOOK IN THAT DIRECTION.
>>IM TRYING NOT TO LOOK AT>>IM TRYING NOT TO LOOK AT
YOU. YOU.>>YOU DONT BELIEVE THAT WHEN
ITS NOT HAPPENING.E THAT WHEN ITS NOT HAPPENING.
WHEN YOURE GOING, WHERE IS MY WHEN YOURE GOING, WHERE IS MY
FAMILY? FAMILY? AND WHEN IT DOES HAPPEN, YOU
KNOW WHAT THEYRE TALKING ABOUT. KNOW WHAT THEYRE TALKING ABOUT.
>>ITS FUNNY BECAUSE WITHOUT>>ITS FUNNY BECAUSE WITHOUT
KNOWING IT, WHEN YOU ADOPTED KNOWING IT, WHEN YOU ADOPTED
LOUIE, A LOT OF PEOPLE — IM LOUIE, A LOT OF PEOPLE — IM
GOING TO CRY. GOING TO CRY.
>>LOOK THAT WAY.>>LOOK THAT WAY.
LOOK AWAY, MADGE. LOOK AWAY, MADGE.
>>I WAS IN RIO AND I WAS TRYING>>I WAS IN RIO AND I WAS TRYING
TO FIGURE OUT, DID I MISS MY TO FIGURE OUT, DID I MISS MY
WINDOW? WINDOW? AM I DO LATE?
SHOULD I HAVE DONE? SHOULD I HAVE DONE?
AND I GOOGLED YOU. AND I GOOGLED YOU.
I WANTED TO KNOW. I WANTED TO KNOW.
WERE FROM THE SAME AREA OF WERE FROM THE SAME AREA OF
VIRGINIA, IT WAS LIKE HOPE. VIRGINIA, IT WAS LIKE HOPE.
AND IN RIO, AFTER THAT, THERE AND IN RIO, AFTER THAT, THERE
WAS A LITTLE BOY IN SYRIA. WAS A LITTLE BOY IN SYRIA.
HE HAD DIRT IN HIS HAIR AND HE HE HAD DIRT IN HIS HAIR AND HE
WAS SITTING. WAS SITTING.
THAT IMAGE CAME ON THE SCREEN THAT IMAGE CAME ON THE SCREEN
AND I CRIED. AND I CRIED.
IF I NEED ONE MORE SIGN, LIKE IF I NEED ONE MORE SIGN, LIKE
IM GOING HOME AND I AM STARTING IM GOING HOME AND I AM STARTING
TO FILL OUT THE PAPERWORK. TO FILL OUT THE PAPERWORK.
I REACHED OUT TO YOU. I REACHED OUT TO YOU.
AND YOU GAVE ME GOOD ADVICE. AND YOU GAVE ME GOOD ADVICE.
I THOUGHT, YOU DONT KNOW WHO I THOUGHT, YOU DONT KNOW WHO
YOU INSPIRED. YOU INSPIRED. YOU KNOW BECAUSE I TOLD YOU.
HOW MANY PEOPLE LOOKED UP AND HOW MANY PEOPLE LOOKED UP AND
SAW YOU. SAW YOU.
>>I HOPE ME TELLING MY STORY>>I HOPE ME TELLING MY STORY
LETS PEOPLE KNOW THERE ARE NO — LETS PEOPLE KNOW THERE ARE NO —
THERES NO END GAME. THERES NO END GAME.
THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS
OF CHILDREN THAT ARE READY TO BE OF CHILDREN THAT ARE READY TO BE
YOUR CHILD. YOUR CHILD.
YOURE A FOREVER PARENT THE YOURE A FOREVER PARENT THE
MINUTE YOU ACCEPT THE LOVE OF MINUTE YOU ACCEPT THE LOVE OF
THAT CHILD. THAT CHILD.
AND ITS AMAZING TO ME HOW WE AND ITS AMAZING TO ME HOW WE
CAN TAKE AWAY PEOPLES HAPPINESS CAN TAKE AWAY PEOPLES HAPPINESS
BY TELLING THEM THAT THIS IS THE BY TELLING THEM THAT THIS IS THE
BOX YOU HAVE TO STAY IN. BOX YOU HAVE TO STAY IN.
>>YEAH.>>YEAH.>>THERE IS NO BOX.>>THERE IS NO BOX. THERES NO BOX. THERES NO BOX.>>YOU HAVE LOUIS.
>>YEAH.AVE LOUIS.>>YEAH.
>>AND YOU HAD, LIKE, A COMPLETE>>AND YOU HAD, LIKE, A COMPLETE
FAMILY. FAMILY. IT WASNT DONE YET. IT WASNT DONE YET. YOU WERENT DONE YET. YOU WERENT DONE YET.>>NO.>>NO. I WAS HAVING DINNER WITH
GIRLFRIENDS OF MINE.WITH GIRLFRIENDS OF MINE.
LOUIS WANTED TO SIT WITH THEM, LOUIS WANTED TO SIT WITH THEM,
OUT OF HIS BATH. OUT OF HIS BATH.
SHE WAS TALKING ABOUT HER SHE WAS TALKING ABOUT HER
DAUGHTERS. DAUGHTERS. HE GOES, YEAH, I DONT HAVE HE GOES, YEAH, I DONT HAVE DAUGHTERS. DAUGHTERS. SHE WENT, YOU DONT?
I DONT HAVE A DAUGHTER, BUT IM I DONT HAVE A DAUGHTER, BUT IM
GOING TO HAVE A BABY SOON. GOING TO HAVE A BABY SOON.
AND THEY LOOK AT ME. AND THEY LOOK AT ME.
AND IM LIKE, THERES NOTHING AND IM LIKE, THERES NOTHING
OUT THERE. OUT THERE. AND I REALIZED, MAYBE HE KNEW
SOMETHING.IZED, MAYBE HE KNEW SOMETHING. WHEN I THINK ABOUT IT, IT WOULD WHEN I THINK ABOUT IT, IT WOULD HAVE BEEN AROUND THE TIME THAT
LILA WAS BORN.ND THE TIME THAT LILA WAS BORN.
>>MY GOD.>>MY GOD.
I GOT CHILLS. I GOT CHILLS.
>>WHAT IS IT?>>WHAT IS IT?
ITS LOUIS WAY. ITS LOUIS WAY.
HE HAS A STRONG WAY. HE HAS A STRONG WAY.
AND HES A FINE LEADER. AND HES A FINE LEADER.
HE LED ME TO LILA. HE LED ME TO LILA.
>>WHAT WOULD YOUR MOM SAY?>>WHAT WOULD YOUR MOM SAY?
>>SHOW WOULD LOVE IT.>>SHOW WOULD LOVE IT.
WHEN DO YOU WANT THEM TO SHOW WHEN DO YOU WANT THEM TO SHOW
UP? UP? LIKE, RIGHT NOW WOULD BE TULLHE
ULTIMATE TIME.W WOULD BE TULLHE ULTIMATE TIME. I WANT HER TO SEE HOW EVERYTHING
IS OKAY AND HOW AMAZING — IHING IS OKAY AND HOW AMAZING — I
THINK THAT SHE HAD A HAND IN IT. THINK THAT SHE HAD A HAND IN IT.
I THINK SHE HAD A HAND IN THE I THINK SHE HAD A HAND IN THE
GIFTS. GIFTS. I JUST WANT HER TO SEE THAT
WERE OKAY.T HER TO SEE THAT WERE OKAY.
>>YOURE MORE THAN OKAY.>>YOURE MORE THAN OKAY.
>>JUST LIKE, BEING A MOM, I>>JUST LIKE, BEING A MOM, I
REALIZE, THIS IS WHAT I WAS REALIZE, THIS IS WHAT I WAS
SUPPOSED TO DO WHEN I GREW UP. SUPPOSED TO DO WHEN I GREW UP.
NOT BE AN ACTRESS. NOT BE AN ACTRESS.
TO BE A MOM. TO BE A MOM.
>>THIS WAS THE PURPOSE.>>THIS WAS THE PURPOSE.
>>THIS IS MY PURPOSE.>>THIS IS MY PURPOSE.
AND I KNEW IT AT A VERY YOUNG AND I KNEW IT AT A VERY YOUNG
AGE AND I THINK MY MOTHER SAW AGE AND I THINK MY MOTHER SAW
THAT. THAT. PLEASE, NOT THAT YOUNG. PLEASE, NOT THAT YOUNG. NOT THAT YOUNG. NOT THAT YOUNG. NOT 17, HONEY. NOT 17, HONEY. I FELT THAT CALLING AT A VERY I FELT THAT CALLING AT A VERY YOUNG AGE. YOUNG AGE. I HAD TO BECOME THE MOM THAT I I HAD TO BECOME THE MOM THAT I WAS SUPPOSED TO BE FOR THE KIDS WAS SUPPOSED TO BE FOR THE KIDS THAT WERE WAITING FOR ME. THAT WERE WAITING FOR ME.>>I CANT WAIT TO SEE WHAT>>I CANT WAIT TO SEE WHAT HAPPENS TO THOSE KIDS.
THEYRE GOING TO RULE THE WORLD. THEYRE GOING TO RULE THE WORLD.
>>THEY ALREADY ARE.>>THEY ALREADY ARE.
>>I DONT KNOW HOW TO SAY THANK>>I DONT KNOW HOW TO SAY THANK
YOU. YOU. BUT THANK YOU. BUT THANK YOU.>>YOURE WELCOME.>>YOURE WELCOME.>>OKAY.>>OKAY. I FEEL LIKE THIS IS THERAPY. I FEEL LIKE THIS IS THERAPY.>>WE ALL DO.>>WE ALL DO.>>IT DID FEEL LIKE THAT.>>IT DID FEEL LIKE THAT. I WANTED TWINKIES AND TO GET I WANTED TWINKIES AND TO GET UNDER THE COVERS AFTER THAT UNDER THE COVERS AFTER THAT INTERVIEW. INTERVIEW. IT WAS THAT KIND OF THING. IT WAS THAT KIND OF THING. ISNT SHE SO INSPIRING? ISNT SHE SO INSPIRING? SHE SAID, THERE IS NO BOX. SHE SAID, THERE IS NO BOX. I WAS THINKING ABOUT IT.
ALL THE PEOPLE WATCHING WHO ALL THE PEOPLE WATCHING WHO
MIGHT THINK, LIKE, MY WINDOW MIGHT THINK, LIKE, MY WINDOW
ISNT CLOSED YET. ISNT CLOSED YET.
>>I WAS THINKING THAT, TOO.>>I WAS THINKING THAT, TOO.
SHE INSPIRED YOU. SHE INSPIRED YOU.
YOURE THINKING, YOURE YOURE THINKING, YOURE
INSPIRING OTHERS. INSPIRING OTHERS.
WHEN YOUR BABY COMES, YOU KNOW WHEN YOUR BABY COMES, YOU KNOW
THATS MY BABY. THATS MY BABY.
>>I WAS INSPIRED BY MY PARENTS.>>I WAS INSPIRED BY MY PARENTS.
THEY DID THE SAME THING WITH THEY DID THE SAME THING WITH
THREE OF US. THREE OF US. WHEN WE GOT COURTNEY AND I
LOOKED IN THE BACKSEAT, THERE LOOKED IN THE BACKSEAT, THERE
WAS NOBODY THERE AN HOUR WAS NOBODY THERE AN HOUR
EARLIER. EARLIER. AND THEN, THERES MY GIRL. AND THEN, THERES MY GIRL. YOU KNOW? YOU KNOW? ITS AMAZING. ITS AMAZING.>>SANDRAS NEW MOVIE, “OCEANS

94 Replies to “Sandra Bullock Talks About Motherhood, Adoption, And New Movie ‘Ocean’s 8’ With Hoda Kotb | TODAY

  1. They both had me crying.  I've always loved Sandra as an actress, but this story is so inspiring.  The love she has for her babies is so powerful.  She's blessed to have them and they are blessed to have her!

  2. Dobry człowiek z niej. I też tak sądzę że to dziecko znajduje matkę a nie odwrotnie. Tak jak patrzysz na kogoś po raz pierwszy i masz wrażenie że jest ci bliski. Te dzieciaki wygrały życie a ona ma dużo miłości w sobie.

  3. As a Mother I so get it and I'm sitting here with a box of tissue now connecting with Sandra Bullock on a deep level. And Hoda too bless her heart. Doesn't matter how our children enter our lives. It's when they enter our hearts regardless of how they arrive. Wow so glad I happened on this video. It made my day!

  4. I love her. She's so full of light and love. What a wonderful mum she must be. Great that she's so down to earth too! Her and Nicole Kidman are fantastic! I hope more follow in their footsteps!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  5. I have been wanting to adopt a kid since I was 17. I am 29 now and this haven't happened yet but I know at some point in my thirties this will be happening.

  6. Oh wow, the part about Louis at three talking about his "daughter" coming! I've had the same kind of experiences with my children and grandbabies when they were little. They are still very connected to spirit and will tell you what they know if you will have the ears to hear. It's touching and beautiful and awesome.

  7. my senior year..The teacher went around the room and asked us what we wanted to be or do with our lives.Everyone said the usual…college..teacher..etc..I blurted out ..I'I want to get married and have babies'…. And I did…

  8. I absolutely have had a platonic love affair in my mind with Sandra Bullock since I saw “Speed”. Sometimes, you just feel connected to people. I would love to meet and have a conversation with her.

  9. One of the best interviews that I’ve seen. Sandra, you’re a beautiful person, in and outside. Lots of positive vibes to you.

  10. We will only appreciate her when she's dead and wonder why we didn't give her what she deserved while she was alive

  11. I wish they'd showed the 5 minute hug that I know came after this, woman to woman, mother to mother. Sandra's reaction after Hoda says "thank you" (6:07 – 6:14) is just so vivid. Beautiful talk.

  12. I've never come across anybody more angelic as Sandra. no one more beautiful or more kind. she is the definition of an inspiration. I used to watch movies just because she was on the cover. She made the characters she played better. not only that but she makes the world a better place. There is no reason not to love her.

  13. My kids were both adopted and I know exactly what she is talking about and how she feels. My kids were mine before I ever even met them ❤️

  14. I broke down crying during this interview I have always wanted to adopt and when I’m old enough I will there is no if’s and’s or but’s about that decision

  15. awe Sandra's crying is so pretty and sweet, you can tell that she just adores and loves her kids more than anything …..and I'm laying on my bed, it's the middle of the night and I'm just having a emotional breakdown and tears, sobbing and tissues spread across my bed over Sandra talking about her children and when she started talking about her mom I just broke down and I've literally been crying for 45 minutes. I love this interview, she's the women that inspires me to be a mother someday💕 Sandra is my idol I love her so so muc

  16. There is no barren woman, motherhood is just love not biology. Why bring in more children when there are so many without mothers. #stopboxing

  17. Sandra is able to convey fun, haunting melancholy, joy and delight. She would be the perfect person to play the main character in the novel, The Dandelion, which is a relatable story of a wife's discovery of her husband's betrayal and her journey from anguish to exhilaration and love and delight.

  18. Everyone commenting on how great she looks…. her face has to have had some work done. Just saying. That nose and those lips ain’t the same.

  19. Such wisdom- she always knew she wanted to be a mom, but had to become a much better version of herself to be ready for it….it's so inspiring in how Sandra said, as time gets closer maybe even within a few years of your miracle happening. The feelings and desire to love someone becomes much more present in your life whereby before it was always with you but didn't cross your mind as much. It's only a sign that you are being prepared so as to be ready to accept and be completely at peace in living the destiny you never thought could be possible. Makes me cry it's just so beautiful how God can give you so much more, than you ever dreamed possible.

  20. From the firs time i saw Sandra in the first Robo Cop am like Why "WoW"!! Y is this woman so darn pretty, talk about naturally beautiful, and she is aging gracefully, very slowly….wonderful personality both on-screen and off-screen.

  21. She is simply lovely! Sending her lots of love from the South of France! Bless you, your kids & your gorgeous man! Shining family they are! I wanted to adopt at least 6 kids…

  22. I have always loved her since I saw her in Hope Floats, she is such a dow to earth lady and she is just an amazing human

  23. Son las seis media esta es mía. No has llegado menudo uy. Grc. Tengo que. Otras ok. Te. Call me espage puse algo ya ok no no nis moverán ok parchís. Sopa de amor. Sandokan. Ozowuey .uy a. Que la tenemos colé. Ya dite vinieron sus majestades alegrías uy cambia esa cara que la vida es un carnaval esto dice es dolor. Saludos es dolor lo es saludos

  24. I'm proud to say that I followed her during all her career. I grew up with her movies. Such an amazing woman. Class act in its finest.

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