Naomi Watts graces the cover of More magazine’s October issue. Inside the pages, the 43-year-old actress opens up about her dreams for her sons, her late start to motherhood, and her relationship with the late Heath Ledger.
Watts has big goals as a mother. She says, “I want them to feel connected to me and me to them. Always. I want them, above all, to feel sure of who they are. That they are safe in the world and confident and happy people. And of course, connected – to their parents, their friends, their family, the world and themselves. This is the most important goal/dream in my life. Everything else is gravy.”
As far as having children at 40-year-old with actor Liev Schreiber, she says, she says, “I think I’m a better parent. I had a lot I wanted to do when I was younger, and perhaps I wouldn’t have been as focused; I got a lot out of the way in terms of my own dreams.”
Watts dated Ledger for over a year back in 2003 and has wonderful memories of the late actor. “We had a beautiful relationship, only a couple of years, but he was a man who was completely full of joy, and there was a lot of laughing and affection. He was really a very special soul and made a great impact on my life. And a great actor, but I know there was so much more to come. And it’s such a tragedy for his little daughter [Matilda].”
Take a look below at photos of Matilda through the past few years.
[Photos via Pacific Coast News.]