Sandra Annette Bullock is an American actress and film producer. She is one of Hollywood’s highest-paid actresses and is the recipient of one Academy Award from two nominations, and one Golden Globe Award from five nominations.
She may be PEOPLE’s 2015 World’s Most Beautiful Woman, but Sandra Bullock doesn’t take herself too seriously when it comes to her appearance.
Despite being in “princess mode” while shooting for this year’s cover story, Bullock, 50, insists she just laughed when she heard about the honor. “No, really. I just said, ‘That’s ridiculous,’ ” she tells PEOPLE. “I’ve told no one.”
The Oscar winner, who voices a super villain in the upcoming movie Minions, has found beauty in her role as mom to her 5-year-old son, Louis, adding that their life together is a constant reminder of what’s important.
“Real beauty is quiet. Especially in this town, it’s just so hard not to say, ‘Oh, I need to look like that,’ ” she explains. “No, be a good person, be a good mom, do a good job with the lunch, let someone cut in front of you who looks like they’re in a bigger hurry. The people I find most beautiful are the ones who aren’t trying.”
Living life daily for the both of them revolves around carpools, play dates and “deep” conversations, including a recent one involving Bullock “listening to him tell me why he was going to marry his girlfriend,” she says. “But then we were having Sunday dinner, and he said he changed his mind. I just told him, ‘Always love those who want to love you back and are nice to you.’ Then we moved back to Legos and ‘Why are you making me eat broccoli?’ ”
As a mom, Bullock admits she is wrapped around her son’s finger, “but I will never let him know it. We have rules,” she says. “I let everyone else be the aunties and uncles who spoil him and I’m the one that lays down the law.”