Actress Sandra Bullock is excited about celebrating Christmas with her son Louis, who will be 2 in January -- and yes, he thinks Santa Claus exists.
"He's met Santa," Bullock laughed with "Extra's" AJ Calloway. "He's already in with Santa... because Santa is very real."
Bullock said having a small child has reminded her how fun life can be. "If you let a child into your life, you get a second chance at a childhood and you do things you thought were long past. I'm seeing things we have to do and have to see, so we can remember and take a picture and say, 'Oh my gosh! Look at this!' -- when normally I'd just blow past it. It's a whole different time when you do it for the kids."
The Oscar winner, along with director Stephen Daldry, also talked with Calloway about their new film, "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close."
The film focuses on a boy who loses his father (Tom Hanks) during 9/11, with Bullock playing the boy's grieving mother. She admitted being a mother made "everything richer," adding, "I mean, I cry at everything now. I see sparkly lights now and I get... I mean, it's embarrassing."
Daldry hoped the film will inspire a family connection. "I think we would like people to ring up their parents and ring up their kids and tell them that they love them."
Bullock explained how she is viewing the film. "I'm going to see it the first time in New York with a New York audience. That's the way I want to see it. New Yorkers are amazing people, and the way that they were on that day is something I'll never forget. Never forget."
You can experience "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" when it opens in limited theaters December 25 and wide on January 20.