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Sandra Bullock Announces Break From Acting To Spend Time With Her Kids

Sandra Bullock is stepping back from the spotlight.

The 57-year-old acclaimed actress recently revealed that she will be taking a break from acting. After a few years of major movie success with Bird Box and The Unforgivable, Bullock has decided to take some time to shift her focus from career to family.

Sandra Bullock is taking a hiatus from acting.

Sandra Bullock
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The 57-year-old Bird Box actress recently revealed that she will be stepping away from the spotlight and instead, investing her time “in the place that makes [her] happiest."

Sandra's decision may come as a bit of a surprise to some, considering the massive momentum she has recently had.

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Since the release of her first two Netflix films, Bird Box in late 2018 followed by The Unforgivable in 2021, both of which garnered a ton of popularity, you might say her acting career has been having a bit of a renaissance — one that many of us were thrilled about!

ICYMI, "Bird Box" held the number one position for most watched film in Netflix history up until it was bumped down to second place by Dwayne Johnson, Ryan Reynolds and Gal Gadot in "Red Notice" in December.

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And her subsequent film, The Unforgivable, also went down as one of the most popular films of 2021, however, and earned itself a position in the top 10 most-streamed Netflix films in history.

That's two record-breaking, history-making successes in just three years.

In January, Sandra credited Netflix for her latest accolades and joked that if not for "Bird Box" and "The Unforgivable," she would be "out in the cow pasture" by now.

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"If it wasn’t for Netflix, a lot of people wouldn’t be working. Their stories wouldn’t be told," she said, pointing out that in the past, it has proven difficult for women her age to find acting jobs, but Netflix has changed the narrative.

"Who would think that me, as a woman, would still be working at this point?" she asked before admitting that without Netflix, she might be in a very different, and fat less glamorous line of work.

"I would have been out in the cow pasture. It’s true," she quipped.

Sandra may not be headed to the cow pasture, but she does plan to step away from acting to spend more time with her loved ones.

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The mother-of-two recently opened up about her work taking up a lot of her time — "24/7," to be exact.

"I take my job very seriously when I’m at work. And I just want to be 24/7 with my babies and my family. That’s where I’m gonna be for a while," she told Entertainment Tonight.

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She joked that she's going to become a helicopter parent — servicing "[her kids’] every need," and monitoring their "social calendar."

“All the parents know me as the crazy lady with the pandemic. They know their children will return without COVID when they’ve come to our house," she added.

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