Sandra Bullock's 2010 got off to a tremendous start, career-wise. She won an Oscar, a Golden Globe, a Critics' Choice Award, a People's Choice Award, a Screen Actor's Guild Award and an Image Award, all of them for her performance in "The Blind Side." She also picked Worst Actress and Worst Screen Couple awards at the Razzies for "All About Steve." She not only accepted the dubious awards with grace, she also made history by becoming the first Oscar winner to also win a Razzie in the same awards season.
Sadly, Bullock's personal life has not been as kind. There are unconfirmed reports that the actress has left the Southern California home she shares with her husband, TV personality Jesse James, due to marital difficulties. This isn't the forum for bringing out all of the gossip surrounding Bullock's personal life, but suffice to say it is causing her grief. It's come to the point that Warner Bros UK issued a statement revealing that Bullock won't be attending next Tuesday's London premiere of "The Blind Side" due to "unforeseen personal reasons."
In the statement, Bullock apologizes for her absence and thanks her fans for their support. To date, surprise hit "The Blind Side" has grossed more than $250 million domestically. Bullock's full statement, via WB UK, reads as follows:
"Due to unforeseen personal reasons, a trip abroad to support 'The Blind Side' has been deemed impossible at this time. I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused and thank you for your continued support of the film."
Bullock is one of those celebrities who tends to avoid tabloid coverage rather than embracing it, and I'm sad to see her personal troubles are casting a shadow on what must be a thrilling post-Oscars afterglow. Hopefully she can focus on the positive and appreciate the long strides her career made over the course of a dynamite 2009. More importantly, I hope that we fans can all do the same, and allow her deal with whatever has called her away from Tuesday's premiere privately.