Brad was a huge surprise to me. I think we were both the last two people who were looking for a relationship. I certainly wasn't. I was quite content to be a single mom with Mad.
And my dad, you're a great actor but you're a better father.
It was weird to be married; you kind of lose your identity. You're suddenly somebody's wife. And you're like, 'Oh, I'm half of a couple now. I've lost me.'
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I'm just glad I was able to return to some of that innocence and beauty I had as a child when I started my own family, and my children brought me back some of that spirit.
Every woman is different when they go through menopause, and... I didn't know emotionally how I would feel.
I was of the generation where most of the Disney princesses and female characters were not girls that I admired. They just weren't characters I looked up to and identified with.
My mother was an Earth Mother and the nicest person in the world.
I do have tatoos, and I do wear leather, but there are other sides of me, that my film express.
If I make a fool of myself, who cares? I'm not frightened by anyone's perception of me.
Women have a certain sexuality, and I think their bodies are beautiful, and I'm not embarrassed to explore that in a film. But there are things you get offered that are vulgar and violent - just like there's a side of me that's vulgar and violent.
I'm in a rare position where I don't have to do job after job. I can take time when my family needs it.
If something inconveniences my children too much or takes me away from them, I won't do it.
Therapy? I don't need that. The roles that I choose are my therapy.
I try to lead by example, being conscious of others and being responsible.
We think it's fun for our kids to have cameos and join us on set, but not to be actors. That's not our goal for Brad and me at all. I think we would both prefer that they didn't become actors.
The great thing about having a bunch of kids is they just remind you that you're the person who takes them to go poop!
I think the depth, what children can handle and what they're interested in, is much deeper than I think what people assume. I think it's why sometimes we make things too simple for them.
I'm happy being myself, which I've never been before. I always hid in other people, or tried to find myself through the characters, or live out their lives, but I didn't have those things in mine.
I always felt caged, closed in, like I was punching at things that weren't there. I always had too much energy for the room I was in.
There's something about death that is comforting. The thought that you could die tomorrow frees you to appreciate your life now.
Sadly, of course, there is real evil in the world. You watch the news, and you see all of the people suffering and so much cruelty.
Not many people know this about me, but I'm a natural blonde. My hair went from light blonde naturally to a darker kind of blonde. My mother dyed my hair dark when I was a child, as I loved the look then. So I'm basically a natural blonde.
I learned to fly a few years ago in England. It's the only place I'm completely alone - up in the air, detached from everything.
I take my kids to school. And if I go to work, I go to work, and they visit me on set. I come home. I have dinner with my family. I have breakfast with my family. I have a very solid, very warm home.
I grew up with my career being thrust upon me. It took me a long time to believe that I could do more than that one aspect of our business.
I prefer directing to acting. There is huge freedom that comes from being behind the camera. It brings a lot of responsibilities as well but is intensely rewarding.
Make bold choices and make mistakes. It's all those things that add up to the person you become.
I was very worried about my mother, growing up - a lot. I do not want my children to be worried about me.
Ever since I dated a woman, I know what it is to grab a curve on a woman's body. Skinny's not fine when the lights are low.
I like to hide behind the characters I play. Despite the public perception, I am a very private person who has a hard time with the fame thing.
I tend not to look back and dwell on a project once it is finished.
The side of fairytales I don't like is that they always have happy endings, that there's just good and evil, and things are perfect. But life is a little more complicated, and that's what I try to teach my kids.
There are certain things that bother me and certain things that don't. Personal attacks on me? I think I'm just so used to it.
Seeing Pax get extra-nervous about which shirt he is going to wear when he meets Aung San Suu Kyi, I get very moved. He rightfully doesn't get nervous going to a movie premiere; he gets nervous going to meet her.
I actually feel more of a woman because I feel like I'm being smart about my choices, and I'm putting my family first, and I'm in charge of my life and my health. I think that's what makes a woman complete.
I like to work with artists from around the world. There are so many new inspiring filmmakers.
The boys know they're from Southeast Asia, and they have their food and their music and their friends, and they have a pride particular to them.
I didn't even know I needed throw pillows. That was always Brad's thing.
I wouldn't put myself forward to do a film like 'Changeling' if I thought I couldn't pull people into a story because of all the other ways people see me.
It is a joy to be an artist, but it doesn't mean very much unless that work is somehow useful in some way and contributes to others.
I never felt settled or calm. You can't really commit to life when you feel that.
You have to just make the choices you make in life. I made the choices I made because I believed they were right for me.
I'd go from film to film and almost detach from one world and jump in another. I was living as these people and not having a self. I didn't know who I was. And things just get really dark.
We travel often to Asia, Africa, Europe, where they were born.
I don't like perfumes that are too strong or sweet. I like a fragrance that is earthy and sensual and can be worn at any time.
I get impatient with people working on a film that have their head in their hands like it's the most complicated thing in the world.
I am deeply grateful to the citizens of Sarajevo and the Sarajevo Canton assembly for bestowing upon me this incredible honor of citizenship. I am so proud to now be a part of such an extraordinary part of the world and fellow citizen to the people I deeply love and admire.
Sometimes, women in families put themselves last until it manifests itself in their own health.