Although “Black Panther” grossed almost a billion dollars in box office sales, it exceeded it’s expectations in other areas of success too. Actress Sandra Bullock shared why she became overwhelmed with tears after meeting the “Black Panther” cast.
The Marvel movie was no doubt a breakout film which starred an all Black cast, but it also had an extensive powerful effect on Black children.
“The Blind Side” actress is also an adopted mother of two Black children, 8-year-old Louis Bardo and 5-year-old Laila Bullock. She told “Access Hollywood” on the red carpet of the 2018 Oscars, the film had a major impact on her children regarding Black representation.
“I started to cry backstage when telling (“Black Panther” cast) how much the film meant to me as a woman… But how much it meant to me as a mother,” she exclaimed.
“I’m so grateful to Marvel because about five years ago, my son asked me if there were any brown Legos… 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.”
Bullock said the movie is a little “too violent” for her children to see at their age now, but she is looking forward to buying movie-related merch and characters. She added that she believes the cast will be nominated for an upcoming Oscar.
“It will be back here next year… There is no doubt in my mind.”