In a exclusive interview with People, Sandra Bullock, who recently adopted her 3-year-old daughter Laila, opened up about the fear of adding a little girl to the family. Bullock was already a mother to 5-year-old Louis but revealed that the thought of expanding, and adopting a little girl made her nervous.
“I have to be honest and say the thought of having a daughter scared me”. A fear that she traces back to her late mother, German-born opera singer Helga Mathilde Meyer. “My mother always said, ‘You just wait till you have a daughter’ and the thought that a daughter of mine would be anything like I was scared me senseless”.
She has now, evidently, tackled her fears and shared a piece of advice that she got from her mother , “Before my mom passed away, we had a moment at her bedside where I was shut down and trying not to cry, and she simply said, ‘Don’t be like me'”, Bullock explained in the magazine. “In that moment, a lot of our lifetime together had been explained. She didn’t want me to go through life shut down, afraid of feeling. Well, life has made sure I feel everything now, and I’m not ashamed to admit it anymore”.
She also added, “If Laila gave me what I gave, I’ll know it was all Helga B.’s doing and she is laughing her ass off. I am fully prepared for that ride”. For more quotes and photos be sure to pick up a copy of PEOPLE.