Sandra Bullock is limiting the amount of Christmas gifts she gives her two children-Louis (8) and Laila (6).
"It was hard for me to, like, really be serious", she told host Ellen DeGeneres.
The Oscar-winning actress appeared on Thursday's episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show to discuss her upcoming Netflix movie Bird Box (streaming worldwide December 21) though DeGeneres also probed into Bullock's past roles as well - including the 1994 hit, which she credits with launching her career as a movie star.
Despite some professional highs, Sandra Bullock says 2018 was a year of deeply personal challenges. "There was a day that I had to do this speech about [Sarah Paulson], and we were in the house, and you just have to get to the place of, 'I'm going to have to start thinking about things that no one wants to think about'". "He would look at me, and I would, like, [nervous laughter]". "He was very sweet". She felt her dad was settled and went home telling herself, "OK, there's a reason for this".
Bullock disagreed. "Not at all".
Bullock further explains, "There's so much happening in the world where people don't have anything, we said, 'Why don't we just make this [holiday] about other people?' [The kids] were fantastic about it". That happened, Bullock muses, because they never got out of the friend zone.
Bullock then made a hilarious "acceptance" speech as DeGeneres ended the segment: 'That's not our building, so they may take it down'.
While the actress may have had a slight difficulty remaining in character, she said the John Wick actor remained completely dedicated to preserving her dignity.
Bullock's film Bird Box is now streaming on Netflix.