Those who say that Black Panther is “just a movie” do not understand the meaning of representation in the media. Sandra Bullock knows why it is essential to have diversity in superhero films, which is why she was reduced to tears when meeting with the cast of the blockbuster movie.
“I started to cry backstage when I was telling [the Black Panther cast not only] how much the film meant to me as a woman, but how much it meant to me as a mother,” the actress tells Access Hollywood. “That says a lot about where we are in this world, and in the world of superheroes,” she adds.
Sandra goes on to tell media that Black Panther broke down barriers and filled a void that her son had for years. “I’m so grateful to Marvel because about five years ago, my son asked me if there were any brown Legos,” Sandra explains. “And I said, ‘Yes, there are,’ and I got a Sharpie and I turned Spider-Man brown, I turned the Legos brown, and I don’t have to turn them brown anymore.”
Sandra Bullock is the proud mother of a son, Louis, and a daughter named Laila. The celebrity mom paid homage to Black Panther by making sure that her little ones had all of the gear from the film. “I bought [Laila] swag before it even came [out],” Bullock reveals. “She runs around in the Black Panther mask. Which is scary when she comes out of the dark.”
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