Sandra Bullock To Open Up On 'Today' In First Post-Scandal TV Interview
Sandra Bullock is set to give her first television interview since her scandal with Jesse James hit the headlines earlier this year — and her first since it was revealed she has become a mom.
NBC’s “Today” show revealed during its 7 AM hour on Wednesday, that Sandra would be sitting down with Matt Lauer for an interview set to air next week on Tuesday.
The show revealed in a press release that Bullock would be sitting down with Lauer at the Warren Easton Charter High School in New Orleans, a place she has supported for some time. “Today” also revealed that she would be joined at the interview by Arthur Hardy, a school board member, to discuss the opening of an on-campus health clinic, which the actress helped fund.
Bullock, who took home the Oscar for her role in “The Blind Side” before James’ infidelity scandal broke earlier this year, made appearances – first at Spike TV’s Guys Choice Awards back in June and the MTV Movie Awards a day later – but has not yet done a television interview.
She did joke about the split, however, at the Guys Choice Awards, suggesting she picked up the Troops Choice Award for Entertainer of the Year because of her personal life.
“Let’s be honest, just for a moment… did I win this for being Entertainer of the Year, or did I win this because of the spectacular I.E.D. [Improvised Explosive Device] explosion that became my personal life?” the actress said on stage at the event, after accepting the award.
In the months since James’ infidelity scandal erupted, Bullock and James divorced, and she revealed her adoption of Louis – a baby from New Orleans in April, in an interview with People magazine. At the time, she did open up about the split with James.
“Yes, I have filed for divorce,” the 45-year-old Oscar-winning actress said in the interview. “I’m sad and I am scared.”
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