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October 06, 2015 09:00 AM

It’s been years since Sandra Bullock was a high school cheerleader, but she’s not ready to let go of her uniform just yet.

“Embarrassingly, yes,” she tells Glamour of still owning the uniform in the magazine’s November cover story.

The star has a few ideas of what she might do with it though: “That might come in handy some sexy night.”

I don’t know who I’m saving it for. I want to be buried in it,” she jokes.

More than just the pom-poms have stuck around, though – Bullock still has that cheerleader spunk, and she used it to score the lead role in Our Brand Is Crisis, which was originally written for a man (namely, George Clooney!).

“I did as my mother did: I put my blinders on and blazed forward,” Bullock tells Glamour of nabbing the part. “Sometimes you get a no. But I expect the no. I don’t expect the yes. With this I got very nervous.”

Sandra Bullock
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Despite her fears, Bullock says the film’s producers were immediately on board, and that changing the role to a woman was “pretty much” simple.

The 51-year-old, who says she started dabbling in producing because she likes “creating a story,” confesses she thinks she nabs protagonist roles because she’s not “classically beautiful.”

“I loved comedy. I was the best friend. I wasn’t a leading lady,” she tells the magazine. “[But] it allowed me to express myself in a more authentic way. Because I didn’t fit a certain type, it gave me the career I wanted.”

Glamour's November 2015 issue
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As for the other role she enjoys playing? Well, that’s mom. Her first priority when it comes to juggling her fame and parenting son Louis is his safety.

“You come after my son, I’m gonna go postal,” the Gravity star says about the press. She’s also worried about the impact the state of today’s race relations will have on the 5-year-old.

“I want my son to be judged for the man he is,” she tells Glamour. “We are at a point now where if we don’t do something, we will have destroyed what so many amazing people have done.”

The November issue of Glamour hits national newsstands on Oct. 13.

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