8:00am PT by Ryan Parker
Sandra Bullock Is One of 'Black Panther's' Biggest Fans Because of Powerful Message for Her Son
Sandra Bullock is among the throng of fans who adore Black Panther — in fact, the actress says she cried when she met the cast backstage Sunday during the 90th Academy Awards.
Bullock is the mother of two black children, and she told Access Hollywood that the Marvel film really struck a deep chord with her.
“I’m so grateful to Marvel because about five years ago, my son asked me if there were any brown Legos,” the actress explained. “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 told Access she was overcome with emotion Sunday.
“I started to cry backstage when I was telling [the Black Panther cast] how much the film meant to me as a woman, but how much it meant to me as a mother,” she said.
Her son and daughter are still a little too young to see Black Panther, but she said her daughter, Laila, loves wearing the superhero character mask.
“I bought her swag before it even came [out],” Bullock said. “She runs around in the Black Panther mask. Which is scary when she comes out of the dark.”