Sandra Bullock attends the UK Special Screening of "The Lost City" at Cineworld Leicester Square on March 31, 2022 in London, England.
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Sandra Bullock Says She's 'Burnt Out', Unsure When She'll Act Again

In the past few years, we've seen a number of actors announcing that they'll be taking breaks from their careers for various reasons, a lot of them being family-related. However, some stars are revealing that their reasons for pausing are for their own well-being.

In a recent interview, Sandra Bullock shared how her career began affecting her mental health, and what she's doing to remedy that.

Sandra Bullock recently opened up about her break from acting.

US actress Sandra Bullock attends the European premiere of the film 'Bird Box' at Zoo Palast on November 27, 2018 in Berlin, Germany.
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Earlier this year at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas, Bullock announced that she'd be taking a break from acting. In a more recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, she elaborated on why, explaining that this decision was brought on by a feeling of career burnout that was leaving her exhausted.

Bullock knew it wasn't healthy to keep acting.

A still from the film Gravity in which Sandra Bullock is curled up in a half-fetal position asleep while floating in a spacestation.
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"I'm so burnt out. I'm so tired, and I'm so not capable of making healthy, smart decisions and I know it," she described, "I don't want to be beholden to anyone's schedule other than my own."

Though, she also gave thanks for her success.

 Sandra Bullock attends the UK Special Screening of "The Lost City" at Cineworld Leicester Square on March 31, 2022 in London, England.
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"Work has always been steady for me, and I've been so lucky. I realized it possibly was becoming my crutch. It was like opening up a fridge all the time and looking for something that was never in the fridge."

It's been a bit of a tough transition.

A still from 2009 film The Proposal in which Sandra Bullock is sitting in a car, lowering her sunglasses with a red-gloved hand.
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She had to learn how to "be OK not having work to validate you."

Her feelings towards her job echos those being felt by many workers across the world in the wake of what's being called 'the great resignation', a phenomenon where more and more people are leaving their jobs, refusing to put up with poor work conditions. Knowing these feelings are shared by even the most successful of people offers some solidarity to everyone down the line.

h/t: Insider