Sandra Bullock is on cover of Glamour Magazine, in its November issue. She was interviewed by her Our Brand is Crisis co-star Zoe Kazan, and talks about fame, George Clooney, and life. Check out an excerpt below, and read the full interview in the November issue of Glamour, on newsstands October 13.

Zoe Kazan: So I always say to people that if we were in a small town and you weren’t a movie star, you would be the rock of the town.
Sandra Bullock: Oh my God. OK. We start crying at the beginning of the interview. I always thought that I’d end up as a waitress in a town somewhere; the oldest waitress, who knew everybody. I liked the idea of making everyone feel comfortable because it makes me feel more comfortable. I’m oddly an introvert. Because of that aspect of my personality, I like the idea of taking care of the team—hoping that someone will, eventually, take care of me back.

ZK: You’ve talked to me about wanting to be with your son, Louis [now five], and you’ve said that a project really has to be special for you to commit to it. So what was it about Our Brand Is Crisis that made you want to go back to work?
SB: It was the story, first. This script came along. I went, “Wow.” It’s couched in this absurdist look at the inner workings of politics, but it represented the people of Bolivia, who are fearless in fighting for what they feel is right. The story, I loved. And then working with [producers] Grant [Heslov] and George [Clooney] was exciting. We have known each other since we started in this business. Literally before any of us had a job.

ZK: How did you meet?
SB: Grant, George, and the person I dated were all friends. I met George at a party where he was doing Buddy Hackett imitations! George was the reason the guy that I ended up dating dated me. He was like, “If you don’t get with her, I’m gonna get with her.” He was kidding, but sort of pushing. So we’ve all known each other for umpteen-chillion years and have supported each other from afar.

ZK: I’m impressed with how you’ve protected your ability to have a personality—and be sensitive to people. Some famous people become desensitized in order to protect themselves.
SB: Yeah, but I don’t think your core changes. If you were an asshole before you got in this business, you’re just a bigger asshole. I think you are who you are. I didn’t get into [this business] till later in life. Who I am as a person hasn’t changed. I was already baked.

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