Sandra Bullock says 'The Unforgivable' helped her become a better mother
- Sandra Bullock opened up about a surprising source of inspiration she found while preparing for 'The Unforgivable'
- The Oscar winner, 57, plays an incarcerated woman trying to reenter society in the film
- 'Bullock stars in and is a producer on 'The Unforgivable'
Actor Sandra Bullock says that she got some inspiring parenting lessons while preparing for the role of her new film, 'The Unforgivable'. Directed by Nora Fingscheidt and written by Peter Craig, Hillary Seitz and Courtenay Miles, the film is based on the 2009 British miniseries Unforgiven written by Sally Wainwright.
The Oscar winner, 57, plays an incarcerated woman trying to reenter society in the upcoming Netflix film, and in researching the movie, Bullock met with real-life women behind bars.
"One of my tattoos was in honor of one of the women that I got to interview that helped me with insight to my daughter," the Practical Magic star told Extra on Monday.
The star is a mother of daughter, Laila, who she has adopted in 2015 and she related that part with one of role.
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"She, too, went through the foster care system and there was something that was similar and she says, 'Oh, my God, that happened to me. That's who I was.' " Bullock said. In addition to Laila, 9, Bullock is also has a son Louis, 11, whom she adopted in 2010.
Bullock also shared that in researching the new film and speaking to incarcerated women, it became important for her to share "the truth of their journey to how they got there."
Bullock stars in and is a producer on The Unforgivable, which marks her second project with Netflix after 2018's wildly successful thriller Bird Box.
'Unforgivable' also stars Jon Bernthal, Vincent D'Onofrio and Viola Davis.
Talking about her duties as producer and how difficult it was to assemble such cast, she said, "Sometimes you have to beg… and I have no problem begging. Everybody came with such power. It was incredible."
The Unforgivable debuts in theaters on November 24 and premieres on Netflix December 10.