Sandra Bullock channels Beyonce for confidence on the red carpet.
The Blind Side star reveals she has never felt great on the red carpet at celebrity events, fearing that her every move and fashion choice will be scrutinised, so she tries to embody the Drunk in Love hitmaker.
“I’m not that person who knows how to work it,” she tells InStyle magazine. “I try to channel Beyonce. I do the same pose every time. I try not to dread that kind of stuff, but I do get incensed and think, ‘How can they write this?’ But now I’ve distilled it into, ‘If you eff with my kids and you do something illegal, I will go after you’. It’s that simple.”
Sandra’s mother, Helga Meyer, was an opera singer who was not afraid to flaunt her sexuality in her fashion choices, but the actress explains she didn’t inherit that confidence from her mum until she was much older.
“My mother was so fashionable,” she says. “She made many of her own clothes during the ’70s and ’80s. She was so sexy. That mortified me as a child because she would make matching mini-dresses, and we had little gladiator sandals, and she was very overt with her sexuality. Men would whistle at her, and she loved it.”
“I was supposed to be the mini version of her, but I didn’t like that feeling, so I went the other way: I went tomboy – jeans, baseball caps,” she continues. “I skated, rode bikes. I was scared of that sexual energy, so I shut down a lot of that and didn’t come into my own until I was a lot older.”
And Sandra’s style is now more of a reflection of what she has going on in her life.
“My style is based on what I have to do that day or where I am,” she says. “There’s California Sandy, Austin (Texas) Sandy, New York Sandy – they each have different wardrobes.”
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