57-year-old Sandra Bullock is raising two adopted children: 11-year-old son Louis and eight-year-old daughter Leila. In a conversation with Jada Pinkett-Smith in Red Table Talk, the actress admitted that the difference in skin color between her and her children affects the attitude of society towards her family.
Sometimes I want our skin to be the same color. It would make it easier to perceive us as a family,
– she said.
Sandra Bullock with her daughter Layla
Bullock raised concerns several years ago that her children might be exposed to racism from society.
We've come so far in the area of civil rights, but then we went back in time. I want my son to be safe. I want my son to be judged for who he is
– said the star.
Children are raised by Sandra alone. She adopted Louis when he was three months old, and she took Lila from an orphanage in Louisiana when she was three years old.
At the time of Louis' adoption, she was married to TV presenter Jesse James. Upon learning of his infidelity, the actress filed for divorce and continued to adopt a child on her own.