You know, I have a soft spot for certain foreign actresses. You’d think that some of the quotes they say in magazine interviews get “lost in translation” for their quirkiness, but that’s not always the case. They say what they mean, and they don’t give any apologies for it. Monica Bellucci is one of those women and OMG do I love her. The celebrity mom recently opened up in an interview and shared her thoughts on late motherhood, “childless” women and working out. Here are some snippets of what she says:
Having babies in her late 30s and early 40s: “It was the perfect time. In my life, I do things late. I need to be calm, and to know and feel things are right. I’m sure there are great 20-year-old mothers, but I wasn’t into children at that age. Now I feel differently. I can stay with them without feeling as if I’m losing something.”
On the idea of being childless/childfree: “I would have been disappointed. But it’s different for every woman. I have so many friends who don’t have children and are happy. Being a woman isn’t about having children. But for me, I needed to go through the experience.”
She now organizes her work around being a mom: “I try to organize my time according to them, because they need me. I don’t want to put my work first anymore, because it’s not as important. I organize my time very well I don’t like to miss my children.”
Always bet on black: “Black is my favorite color. A simple black dress is the most perfect thing. Sometimes, I think, if I gain weight, I will just wear black because it’s easier.”
Intelligence & self-confidence are as important as physical beauty: “Beauty is a problem if you’re stupid, but not if you know how to use it. I know many beautiful people, but their lives are just terrible because they don’t know that being comfortable is not about what you look like, but how you feel.”
She works out. Occasionally. “I began after Leonie was born,” Monica sighed. “But I don’t like to do it every day, or watch what I eat. I’m not a machine — I should be in good shape, but have never felt that I have to be skinny.”
Now, I basically agree with everything Monica says here except for the working out part. My mommy pouch and I basically hate her for that part (but it’s a nice hate).