(NEW YORK) — Sandra Bullock adopted her son Louis in 2010, and in a new interview, she said that she decided to raise him in Los Angeles so that he could grow up in a environment where he’d, “see every color under the sun.” But, she admitted, there are downsides too.
“He doesn’t like [the paparazzi],” she told Parade magazine for its latest issue. “He gives them the stink-eye and they’re like, ‘That’s such an angry kid,’ but I look at them and say, ‘Only when you guys are around!’”
In fact, when Bullock, 48, sees photographers coming, she hurries to shield the three-year-old: “I instinctively throw things over Louis’s head,” she said.
“I don’t raise Louis in Hollywood,” said the Oscar winner, who splits her time between L.A. and Austin. “I raise him in my world.”
But in spite of working as hard as she can to be a good mother, like all parents, Bullock experiences moments of self-doubt.
“Every single second of every single day… don’t know if I feel like a bad mom, but at the end of the day I’m always plagued with, ‘Did I do enough? Should I go in a different direction?’” she told the magazine. “But I also know that my entire life revolves around Louis.”
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