Sandra Bullock Covers Harper's Bazaar
On that rare, candid paparazzi shot of her and husband Jesse James dirt biking: “I panicked. We were in the desert, no place to pee. So I peed outside. [I thought] on the cover of the tabloids there’s going to be a picture of me peeing by a cactus. And yes, I did it. I’ll do it again.”
On marriage to her husband, Jesse James: “I’ve had to learn a hard lesson in that I’m not allowed to open car doors anymore. It was so hard for me to allow someone to take care of me. It’s not because I can’t take care of myself. But Jesse was like, Just let me do this.
On whether she’ll start a family of her own with Jesse James: “You don’t have to give birth to someone to have a family. I’m not going to spend two seconds of my life wishing I had something I don’t. It’s hard to do it your way when you hear everyone else telling you to do it their way. I just want people to admit that there’s no one way to live your life. Of course, I don’t know what’s going to happen. I could go home today and go, I haven’t started my period.”
On having a recession-friendly fashion sense: “I’ve never really had ‘the closet,’ you know, like the Kimora Lee Simmons closet. I see that and I want the leopard carpet. I want the chaise. But if we learn anything from this economic collapse, it’s just work with what you’ve got.”
On finding freedom in her 40′s: “I didn’t have a teenage or early-20s experience that was free and without worry. I missed the screw-everything, have-a-good-time phase. I was worried that if I didn’t stay on track and work, work, work, I was never going to accomplish anything. Now I’m trying to have fun and have the freedom to do nothing.”
Check out the full Sandra spread at HarpersBazaar.com.