Sandra Bullock appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Thursday and opened up about the intense period of grief she went through when her father John W. Bullock died at age 93 in September, and then her three-legged dog Poppy and two-legged dog Ruby died a month later.
"Life, I realized, happens whether you schedule it or not," the 54-year-old told Ellen DeGeneres, 60. "That just blew my mind this year."
"My dad died, and then while my dad was failing, we get a call from the nanny … that our dog Ruby, the two-legger, had a stroke," Bullock recalled. "And I’m like, ‘What, what?’ I was like, ‘Just put her on life support. Do something.’ And they go, ‘We can’t. She’s suffering.’ So I was like, ‘Okay, there’s a reason for this.’ Dad’s settled. We fly home."
After telling herself, "I’m going to be fine," she says a week later, "I’m in the bathtub crying and the kids are like, ‘Is Mommy okay?’ Everyone is like, ‘Just leave Mommy in the bathtub. She’s going to be fine.’ "
On a lighter note, the Oscar winner confessed that she was distracted at work on her 1994 hit Speed.
"I think about how sweet Keanu Reeves was and how handsome he was," Bullock told DeGeneres, faking a swoon. "It was hard for me to be serious!"
Bullock can next be seen in Netflix’s Bird Box, out December 21st.