Sandra BullockOpening up about the difficulty she faced following her highly publicized divorce from Jesse James, Sandra Bullock confessed that she doubted whether or not she’d be able to act ever again.

During press duties for her upcoming film “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close,” the Oscar-winning actress told the AP of her unsteady state, “I was perfectly content to be permanently broken.

Bullock, who split from James after he was revealed to be a serial cheater, continued, “I honestly didn’t think I was in a place where I wanted to work or wanted to step out of where I was. … I wasn’t prepared. But the opportunity was louder than my head.”

In the end, “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” director Stephen Daldry pulled Sandra from her “broken” place, as she revealed, “We had a great time. It’s no longer ‘selfish actress’ in the moment. I wanted to have an amazing time with him and, fortunately, Mr. Daldry presented it. In every possible way, it was the best!”