Hollywood loves selfies. They are the new autograph of today and celebrities use their social media pages to inform fans of their latest dentist appointments or their summer plans.
So, it comes as surprise that one of the A-listers of the film world hates taking self portraits. Sandra Bullock in an interview with The Times said she "hates taking selfies". She mentioned: "I will not take a selfie that I can't erase. I don't post or do any of that stuff."
Explaining her stand she said: "We're not representing our lives truthfully. Like when you're yelling at your child, you're not taking a selfie of you being a horrible parent."
"No, you're waiting for the perfect selfie." she continued. "'Do I look thinner now?' 'Do I look great?' It's this false projection of one's life. Hollywood has now gone global. Everyone's Hollywood now."
Bullock, who is currently promoting her film Our Brand is Crisis, feels the selfie obsession is fuelling a need for people to look perfect. "People have these worlds they post and it's about projecting an image and getting likes," she said. "I read a great article about how there's a higher rate of depression because people are looking at everyone else's Facebook [pages] and seeing this picture-perfect life. I think it's frightening for kids and young people developing who they are to have that false sense of acceptance based on an image. How do you unravel that when it's being pushed hard?"
The 51-year-old actress was recently in the limelight when she adopted her second child Laila in December 2015. She already has a son, Luis, who she adopted in 2010, the same year she divorced her husband of five years, motorcycle builder and Monster Garage host Jesse James.