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Sandra Bullock Is Taking An Indefinite Break From Acting

Sandra Bullock Is Taking An Indefinite Break From Acting

The Hollywood star says she feels 'burnt out' and needs time to focus on herself

Sandra Bullock is taking an indefinite break from acting, she has announced.

The movie icon revealed recently that she feels 'burnt out' and needs to take a step back and focus on herself rather than her work.

Her decision comes off the back of the release of her latest flick, The Lost City.

The action comedy centres on Bullock's character, an author who has penned a series of novels about a handsome hero Alan (Channing Tatum).

"While on tour promoting her new book with Alan, Loretta is kidnapped by an eccentric billionaire (Daniel Radcliffe) who hopes that she can lead him to the ancient lost city's treasure from her latest story," the synopsis reads.

Sandra Bullock is taking a break from acting.
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"Wanting to prove that he can be a hero in real life and not just on the pages of her books, Alan sets off to rescue her."

Now, however, it seems the actor wants some time away from the spotlight.

Speaking to the Hollywood Reporter, the 57-year-old opened up about her decision and what she planned on doing during her time away.

Bullock told the outlet: "I don’t want to be beholden to anyone’s schedule other than my own.

"I’m so burnt out. I’m so tired, and I’m so not capable of making healthy, smart decisions and I know it.

"Work has always been steady for me, and I’ve been so lucky. I realized it possibly was becoming my crutch. It was like opening up a fridge all the time and looking for something that was never in the fridge.

"I said to myself, 'Stop looking for it here because it doesn’t exist here. You already have it; establish it, find it and be OK not having work to validate you'."

Her new movie The Lost City has been a hit. Cedit: Paramount Pictures
Her new movie The Lost City has been a hit. Cedit: Paramount Pictures

Since it was released, the movie has received rave reviews, scoring a respectable 79 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.

Praising the film, one reviewer wrote: "Formula done right is one reason the lightweight romantic romp, The Lost City, works.

"Another is the unassuming, easy-going chemistry between its two leads, Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum."

While another commented: "The Lost City is exactly the kind of throwback rom-com adventure that is elevated from fine to riotous thanks to the presence of Sandra Bullock."

And Bullock herself said it was the perfect film to bow out on.

"I love working with artists, and that’s why Liza [Chasin] and I were very well-matched. If I’m going out with a bang, I want to go out with the right person," she said.

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Topics: Channing Tatum, Film and TV

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