Jennifer Connelly found working with her husband Paul Bettany “weirdly normal”.
The acting couple have been married for 11 years and shot his first film as a director, Shelter, together recently.
But Jennifer has revealed she wasn’t nervous about taking her husband’s direction.
“Working with [Paul] as a director was weirdly normal. I didn’t approach it with trepidation; it was an amazing experience,” she told Net-A-Porter’s The Edit magazine.
“We have been together for 11 years, which is almost like 50 in Hollywood years. I have a lot of respect for [my husband]. I miss him when he goes away to work.”
Jennifer and Paul met on the set of 2001 film A Beautiful Mind.
They married on New Year’s Day in 2003 and their first child Stellan was born later that year.
Jennifer already had a son called Kai from a previous relationship with photographer David Dugan.
Then in May 2011, Jennifer gave birth to the couple’s second child, daughter Agnes.
And having a little girl to add to her brood has been one of the best things that ever happened to Jennifer.
“We waited so long to have a third because our boys are so great, healthy and clever and good, but then Agnes was born and everything is so much fuller and I am so madly in love, as are the boys. It has only made the dynamic richer,” she explained.
Returning to acting after the birth of Agnes was a shock to the 43-year-old.
“I noticed a huge shift from when I ducked out to have a baby when I was 39 – all of a sudden I had crossed over into another dimension. I was reading scripts for mothers of 20-year-olds. I was like, ‘Wow!’ It’s like some magic number you hit. It was surprising.”
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