Sandra Bullock Talks Adopting Daughter and the Film Choices She Makes Since Having Children

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Sandra Bullock feels like the adoption of her daughter Laila was simply meant to be. Finalized last month, the actress and adopted son Louis welcomed the three-year-old into their home with open arms. The addition of a little girl to the family meant big changes, however.

"It's so much louder, because she's got a voice that carries," Sandra Bullock said in a recent interview with Access Hollywood. "She's going to be a singer or a judge. She's going to be...someone who commands a room with her voice."

"It's like she's always been there," the 51-year-old actress adds. "It's like [Louis] has been waiting for her. Nothing has changed and everything has changed, but it's not different."

Something that has changed in Sandra Bullock's life since adopting her children--besides the obvious--is the choices she makes when taking on film roles. She admits being a mom affects those choices--and for good reason, too.

"You want them to be able to see something you've done," she explained.

Sandra Bullock's most recent big role is that of Dr. Ryan Stone in Gravity, in which she starred alongside her close friend George Clooney. She received an Academy Award nomination, as well as several other prestigious award nominations for her part in the film. In 2014, Bullock was deemed the highest paid woman in Hollywood. Just days ago she won the People's Choice Award for favorite movie actress.

No wonder it's so easy these days for Sandra Bullock to pick and choose what she'll star in on the big screen. How impressive it is, however, that she is putting her children's needs first. That's not something many actors would even consider.

It's abundantly clear that Sandra Bullock was cut out to be a mother--and a good one at that.

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.