March 8th, 2010
08:17 AM ET
Sandra Bullock was happy with her career, doing movies she loved but not necessarily looking to win an Oscar, and then out of nowhere came her award-winning "Blind Side" role.
And to think, she almost turned it down.
"This came out of left field," the actress explained backstage at the awards show Sunday. "This was the film I said no to. I didn't see it coming; no one saw it coming."
Bullock, who went up against Meryl Streep, Carey Mulligan, Gabourey Sidibe and Helen Mirren for the best actress, has quite the love affair going with Streep.
Not only did Bullock compliment Streep's kissing ability in her acceptance speech, but she also feels as though she’s sharing the award with her.
In fact, she feels like she “shared the award with all the women in this category,” Bullock said backstage.
One award she isn’t sharing with any of the other best actress nominees is the Razzie she got on Saturday for “All About Steve.”
But Bullock, who’s known for her humor, didn’t appear to take it personally. “I had the best time at the Razzies last night,” she said. “You gotta take the good with the bad.”
Bullock said she didn’t expect such goodness to come from “The Blind Side.”
But in the end, she wants “to do all types of films. I love making people laugh. But I know I am going to make mistakes, and I am going to keep doing this until I am no longer asked to do it anymore.”
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