Sandra Bullock

Sandra Bullock talks big screen return on TODAY

Dec. 15, 2011 at 9:23 AM ET

For the first time in two years, Sandra Bullock stars in a major film, "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close." However, if fans of Bullock's head to theaters expecting to see the actress in every scene, they might be disappointed.

"I'm actually in there for about 24 minutes," Bullock told Matt Lauer during Thursday's TODAY interview to promote the film. Why would an A-list, Oscar-winning actress choose to be part of a project that allowed so little screen time? Bullock told Lauer, "I've already had those moments," referring to some of her bigger leading roles. "There might be more, but I don't know how many moments like this there will be. With stories like this. With directors and casts like this ... you can't say no to that."

"Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" centers around the journey of a young boy looking for answers in the aftermath of his father's death on Sept. 11. A heavy subject to be sure, and Lauer cautioned potential film goers to "bring tissues" should they see the film.

However, the interview took a lighthearted turn toward Christmas, and how Bullock might spoil her son Louis. Watch the video to see if she gives up what gifts she might be getting for the little guy. Hints: A plane? A jukebox? Watch and find out.

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