Sandra Bullock ‘Wishes’ Her Skin ‘Matched’ Her Black Adopted Children

Sandra Bullock says that she often 'wishes' that her skin 'matched' her black adopted children's, son Louis, 11, and daughter, Laila, 9. 
Credit: Red Table Talk via Facebook

Sandra Bullock has said that she often ‘wishes’ that her skin ‘matched’ her black adopted children’s. 

The actress, who has a son, named Louis, aged 11, and a daughter, named Laila, aged 9, recently appeared on Red Table Talk and opened up about parenting and racism in America with Jada Pinkett-Smith.

During the chat, the Bird Box star said: “To say that I wished our skins matched … sometimes I do.

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“Because then it would be easier on how people approach us. And I have the same feelings as a woman with brown skin, and it being her babies. Or a white woman with white babies.”

At this point, Pinkett-Smith commented: “It’s the mother-child dynamic. There is no colour. We don’t have to put a colour on.”

Bullock responded: “Maybe one day that will go away. Maybe one day we will be able to see with different eyes.”

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Sandra Bullock says she often ‘wishes’ that her skin ‘matched’ her black adopted children’s. Credit: Red Table Talk via Facebook

This isn’t the first time that the actress has opened up about the ‘scary’ side of raising a black son.

In a chat with The Grio, she reportedly said: “It’s a scary thing to be a parent in general. It’s a scary thing to think that when your beautiful son grows up and becomes a man, someone’s not going to treat him the way that you treat him simply because of the colour of his skin.

“It breaks my heart. It makes me full of rage. It makes me afraid. But all I can do is my job, protect them, enlighten them, and show them their power, show them how to be safe. But the system is not fair.”

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Written by Aimee Walker

Aimee is a senior content editor at IGV who specialises in finding the best original stories, trending topics and entertainment news. She graduated from Birmingham City University with a degree in Media and Communications.