Sandra Bullock has been pounding the press pavement recently, as her latest action comedy, “The Lost World,” is about to open nationwide.
The film co-stars Channing Tatum, and the basic set-up is a romantic comedy set in a “Raiders of the Lost Ark” style adventure.
But it wasn’t Tatum and Bullock’s on-screen chemistry that came up during a New York City screening last week. Instead, Bullock detailed the preschool fights that her daughter and Tatum's daughter have gotten into.
As People reported, the 57-year-old actress revealed that her daughter, Laila, and Tatum's daughter, Everly, weren’t too friendly when they first went to preschool together.
"Channing and I were always getting called by the principal of our school,” said Bullock, “because our daughters were at each other's throats. It's not the case anymore, but like one of them was trying to outdo the other one and take the other one down. It was hilarious."
Whatever the tensions were, they seem to have simmered. Bullock stated that during the filming of “The Lost City,” the two girls were quarantined together at Bullock’s place and got along swimmingly.
"They're both equally suited and they were both as strong,” Bullock admitted, “but now we had a month for them to be quarantined while we were filming, and it was a love fest," she explained. "Just sleepovers, everyone in my bed. It was everyone, not Channing. Just the kids. Channing got the night off, he was off with his buddies."
That story also hints at Bullock’s recent announcements that she aims to step away from filmmaking for a bit in order to spend more time with her family. That story quickly got run through the internet’s version of the telephone game, so People asked Bullock to clarify retirement rumors.
"I'm not retiring," Bullock insisted, "just going to not spend time in front of the camera for a while. I have beautiful babies. I'd rather look at them. I'd rather look at them every day and have them be mad at me and annoyed and make memories with them for right now."
And she concluded, in her charmingly self-effacing way, “[If] I decide to retire, then I'll make that announcement. A very important announcement that no one will care about."