Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy Open Up About Their Working Mom Guilt
This Sunday’s Parade Magazine features a cover story interview with Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy to promote their new buddy cop movie Heat.
In the interview, the actresses both reveal that they worry about being bad moms. McCarthy says, "It plagues me. I feel intensely guilty for working. I feel like it’s a weird modern phenomenon that you always feel guilty for it.”Bullock adds that she worries about parenting "every single second of every day,"
About the new movie — which we freely admit that we’ll probably see — Bullock says that she got a kick out of going into traditional male movie terrain. “I've always wanted to do a female buddy film, the kind the guys get to do,” she says. “This didn't have anything to do with getting a guy, and it didn’t involve shoe shopping."
The two actresses also open up about how they feel about their kids and paparazzi. Bullock says, “We’re adults, and we’re fair game — not that I like being photographed going in and out of school in my sweatpants. But I instinctively throw things over Louis’s head….He doesn’t like [the paparazzi]. He gives them the stink-eye, and they’re like, ‘That’s such an angry kid,’ but I look at them and say, ‘Only when you guys are around."
The two stars hadn’t met before the movie shoot, but quickly became fast friends. Bullock and her 3-year-old son Louis and McCarthy and her daughters Vivian, age 6, and Georgette, 3, now regularly hang out together. According to Bullock, “Having kids connected us on a deeper level.”