Sandra Bullock - Sandra Bullock skipped BAFTAs for sick son

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Sandra Bullock missed the BAFTA Awards because her son was ill.

The 49-year-old star - who was nominated for Best Actress - had been due to walk the red carpet at London's Royal Opera House on Sunday (16.02.14), but skipped the ceremony to care for three-year-old Louis, the New York Post newspaper reports.

Meanwhile, 'Gravity' director Alfonso Cuaron has revealed he bonded with Sandra over their marriage splits, and thinks their shared struggled helped get to to the ''emotional core'' of the movie.

The filmmaker - who picked up the Best Director BAFTA - told The Daily Beast: ''When [me and Sandra] met for the first time, we didn't talk about space or technology or any of that. We just talked about adversity--and not even in the context of the film, but in the context of our lives. In an abstract way.

''We'd happened to be going through a process of adversities and we were trying to make sense out of them. It created a very interesting bond between the two of us, and a common understanding of what we were looking for.

''A lot of work was on fine-tuning the screenplay to really try to get into the emotional core of every single one of these scenes, and that common understanding that we had on the subject was very important.''

Alfonso split from second wife Annalisa Bugliani in 2008 while Sandra filed for divorce from Jesse James in April 2010 following reports he had cheated on her.


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