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Sandra Bullock: 'Extremely Loud' Helps 9/11 Healing Process

Sandra Bullock: 'Extremely Loud' Helps 9/11 Healing Process

Sandra Bullock picks up some items at REI before working out at Body by Simone on Tuesday (December 13) in New York City.

The 47-year-old actress recently shared why she made Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close – where she plays a widow who loses her spouse in the September 11 attacks – even though she had “no conscious desire to make a movie about 9/11.”

“I was approached by [director] Stephen Daldry, who explained to me how they wanted to make [Jonathan Safran Foer's] book. I read the script, and I saw a 9/11 movie being made through the eyes of a child. An innocent child who asks all the questions that we should be asking but we know there are no answers for,” Sandra told CNN.

“I thought it was the most beautiful way to show grief [from] this incident, and to start the healing process,” she added.

FYI: Sandra is wearing an Inhabit scarf and D&G sunglasses.

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11 Comments

# 1

She is very beautiful and talented, but lately just hasn’t looked all that happy to me. I hope she is ok…

# 2

Good for her!!! thats a very nice thing to do

# 3

I hope this is not going to be one of those idiotic conspiracy theory, Bush really planned 9/11 type movies.

# 4

@sillyme:

I don’t think it’s really about the theories about 9/11 or what really happened. I think it’s more about what people saw and what the young boy in the film interprets. I think the 9/11 tragedy is a backdrop, the event that inspires what the boy and his mother go through and how they grow.

# 5

Love Sandra, but I too think she doesn’t look happy and not just because of pap pics, even when you see her working the carpet or whatever, she just has no glow lately and is rarely smiling (perhaps why her baby is not much of a smiling baby, her energy is sad lately).

# 6

@sorella: maybe because she’s approaching 50 and alone? No one wants to die alone, and it’s especially hard to imagine that for a woman of her age. There’s no turning back, and it gets harder to find a man who loves you for you.

# 7

i think adoption was the right decision on her part, as that creates some love around her and makes her not feel lonely, but I think she realizes that is not enough. She also needs to feel a different type of love. No matter what anyone says, most humans are happier being in a relationship. We are creatures who need companionship.

# 8

Leave Sandy alone, she doesn’t have to smile like an idiot every time there’s a camera around.

# 9
you weren't there @ 12/14/2011 at 11:59 am

i loathe people that exploit the 9/11 tragedy. what has happened to her?? i just saw miss congeniality on cable and she was actually funny in it ..she was also good in the net and while you were sleeping she has gone down hill from there and winning the oscar for that fiasco of a movie had to have had a negative effect on her self esteem…after doing good work that is the role they reward? what a bunch of losers. as for her down in the mouthedness she’s got some bad mojo coming her way and she knows it

I hate when people who lost no one in a tragedy decide it is time for the healing process to begin. Those who have suffered can make that decision. Sorry to be nasty but that just bugs me.

Have any of you actually read the book? It’s not a conspiracy theory or anything like that; at least I didn’t see it as that. Although it was a while ago since I read it, I remember it being a heart wrenching story about a smart little boy who lost his father (it having been 9/11 wasn’t really essential to the story, it just meant that the boy was scared of some things that he might not have been afraid of otherwise) and him coping with life after that. I really hope that this movie does justice to the book, because it was amazing and had me crying my eyes out.

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