Connelly loved working with husband

Jennifer Connelly

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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