It’s a huge ‘Don’t’ for any star – and now Sandra Bullock understands why.
The actress was flabbergasted by the search results and comments that came up when she typed her own name into Google recently.
"No human being should ever read the comments sections or ever Google one's self at any time," she told People at the Palm Springs International Film Festival over the weekend, going on to add she expected some criticism, but nowhere near as harsh and acerbic of that which she discovered.
"'Sandra Bullock is over 40’ came up a lot," she continued. "And ‘there's absolutely nothing special about her acting.’"
She went on to reveal that, among the most cutting comments, were posts that claimed ‘She’s not particularly attractive,’ and ‘I can’t stand her’. Oh, and ‘she’s mediocre (and) she’s over 40’.
The actress attended the festival with little-known best industry pals, her Gravity co-star, George Clooney, and Julia Roberts.
"Apparently, Julia ... You and I are in a dispute over George Clooney," she told Roberts of another string of online rumours she uncovered. "We talked about this, right? It's shared custody and we're both fine with it."
And she couldn’t stop herself reading about her own dating rumours, too. Especially following her highly publicised split from Jesse James back in 2010, after he admitted to committing adultery.
"[There were] lots and lots of comments about who I've dated," she said. "Some are true and some I'll never admit to. I was reminded I made out with Meryl Streep. Off-screen, not necessarily her choice. I kind of took her by surprise."
But it wasn’t all bad news for Bullock. Some people liked her hair and teeth.
"And I made some young girls and some over 40 girls laugh with some chick flicks.
"I've had a pretty good life and a pretty good career," she ended on a positive note.
And that’s why she picked up the Desert Palm Achievement Award at the festival for her work on Gravity, too.
Upcoming 2014 movie sequels
Upcoming 2014 movie sequels
1/4 Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
This sequel to 2011 Planet of the Apes reboot, Rise of the Planet of the Apes picks up on earlier plot threads ten years later. Genetically evolved apes led by Andy Serkis' Caesrar are threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. Both sides are on the brink of a war to determine who will emerge as the Earth's dominant species. Due in cinemas on 11 July.
2/4 Transformers 4: Age of Extinction
The follow-up to Transformers: Dark of the Moon opens with humanity attempting to recover from the events of the last film. Cue yet more epic battles and dramatic adventures. Starring Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Pelta and Brenton Thwaites, Age of Extinction is released on 27 June.
3/4 The Expendables 3
Coming on 15 August is the third part of Sylvester Stallone's Expendables franchise. Barney Christmas, played by Jason Statham, will come face-to-face with Conrad Stonebanks whose mission is to end The Expendables team.
4/4 Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones
The fifth instalment of the spooky franchise written by horror screenwriters Andrew Deutschman and Jason Pagan is due to hit cinemas in October 2014. After being ominously 'marked', Andrew Jacobs' Jesse is haunted and pursued by supernatural forces while his loved ones try to rescue him from their ghoulish clutches.