Last night, Sandra Bullock won the 2019 MTV Movie & TV Award for best-frightened performance for her role in Netflix's horror, Bird Box. When the actress took to the stage, she thanked her children - Louis, 9, and Laila, 7 - for their role in helping her get into character, before noting the important reason she brought her son with her on the night.
“When I finished the film I went to my babies and I said, ‘Here, Mummy made this for you. And even though you can’t see it until you’re 21 because, apparently, a movie about being a mummy is a horror film, you will know when you see it that there isn’t anything I wouldn’t do for you.”
“I wanted you to see what being a family looks like - that sometimes you’re born into a family, sometimes you need to go find it, sometimes it finds you. But no matter how it comes together, when it does, family is what you fight for, family is what you protect and what you saw in that movie is what your mummy would do for you, she continued.
"No matter what, you are my first thought in the morning, you are my last thought at night. I was put on this earth to protect you, you are my world, I love you so much, and I will move mountains to make sure that you are safe," Bullock continued.
After joking that she grounded her son for saying she should be doing superhero movies because "superheroes are the ones doing the important work right now," Bullock said that being able to bring her son to the awards meant he got to see firsthand who plays those superhero roles: women.
"I would like to thank MTV and all of you who recognised my fear, thank you. Because it allowed me to be here tonight and bring my Marvel-loving, DC-loving son with me so that he may stand in the same room with real superheroes like Wonder Woman, Captain Marvel. Trailblazers like Jada Pinkett Smith, and I’m sure he will notice that they’re women, just like his mama," she finished.