At 43, Jennifer Connelly is one of the most stunning actresses in Hollywood. But the mom-of-three shares that a healthy state of mind is much more important to her than what’s on the outside.
"The thing that really matters to me is well-being and happiness," Jennifer says. "Maybe it comes from knowing people who have tortured themselves trying to meet these strangely narrow and rigorous definitions of what our culture thinks is beautiful."
As someone who has spent over 30 years in the business, Jennifer has definitely seen what the pressure to be perfect does to her peers. But luckily, she has her husband, actor Paul Bettany, and children to keep things in perspective.
The actress recently opened up about what it was like to be directed by Paul in her latest feature film “Shelter.”
"One couldn't feel more safe as an actor than knowing that the director's your husband," she said.
"It's like, oh, if I really make a fool of myself, I can just say, 'Honey, can you please not put that in the movie?' That was a great perk," Jennifer admits.
So are the couple of 10 years planning to expand their brood anytime soon? That’s a firm no for the actress.
“I knew that we were going to be done after No. 3,” she says of children Stellan, 10, Agnes, 2, and Kai, 16, her son from a previous relationship.
With her busy work schedule in the coming year, it’s no wonder the actress has put the kibosh on having more children!
Besides “Shelter,” Jennifer is currently promoting “Winter’s Tale,” her new film with “Beautiful Mind” costar Russell Crowe. The brunette beauty is also getting geared up for the premiere of “Noah," the epic Biblical tale which also co-stars Russell.
And clearly, the “Gladiator” star is thrilled to be working with his leading lady again! "We have an easy intimacy," Russell tells Allure magazine for their February issue. "We act together like the best kisses: We both bring equal passion."