Everyone and their mother loves “Black Panther. But Sandra Bullock has a sweet spot in her heart for “Black Panther” because she’s a mother.
While speaking to Access Hollywood on the Oscars red carpet Sunday night, the Academy Award winner opened up about how emotional the Marvel Cinematic Universe has made her because of the impact it’s had on her eight-year-old adopted son, Louis.
“I started to cry backstage when I was telling [the ‘Black Panther’ cast not only] how much the film meant to me as a woman, but how much it meant to me as a mother,” she said, while talking about meeting the gang before her interview.
“That says a lot about where we are in this world, and in the world of superheroes,” Bullock added.
Bullock said having black leads in the MCU film has made it so she doesn’t have to alter toys for her son so that he feels included, something she wasn’t thrilled to be doing before.
“I’m so grateful to Marvel because about five years ago, my son asked me if there were any brown Legos,” Bullock said. “And I said, ‘Yes, there are,’ and I got a Sharpie and I turned Spider-Man brown, I turned the Legos brown, and I don’t have to turn them brown anymore.”
Though Bullock thinks Louis is still a little too young to watch the Chadwick Boseman duke it out with Michael B Jordan, she says in about a year he should be ready. Until then, we’ll be waiting for the little guy’s review.
Watch Bullock’s interview above.