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Jennifer Connelly to 'Allure': What Matters to Me is Happiness

Jennifer Connelly to 'Allure': What Matters to Me is Happiness

Jennifer Connelly gets close up on the cover of Allure magazine’s February 2014 issue, on newsstands on January 28.

Here’s what the 43-year-old actress had to share with the mag:

On working with husband Paul Bettany on Shelter, a movie he directed and in which she stars: “One couldn’t feel more safe as an actor than knowing that the director’s your husband. It’s like, Oh, if I really make a fool of myself, I can just say, ‘Honey, can you please not put that in the movie?’ That was a great perk.”

On her many collaborations with Russell Crowe: “We have an easy intimacy. We act together like the best kisses: We both bring equal passion.”

On the importance of beauty: “The thing that really matters to me is well-being and happiness. Maybe it comes from knowing people who have tortured themselves trying to meet these strangely narrow and rigorous definitions of what our culture thinks is beautiful.”

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Credit: Carter Smith for Allure
Posted to: Jennifer Connelly, Magazine

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  • Looselipz

    She’s one to talk. She’s been torturing herself for years to be underweight.
    She used to be beautifully curvy.

  • Smile

    @Looselipz: I agree! But I do think people get used to being hungry. Maybe it’s somethin gto do with brain degradation/deprivation.
    The kisses comment was odd. Odd!

  • kim

    Love her and Paul! She is always a beautiful woman.

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  • letterwriter

    That kissing comment was made by Russell Crowe for the magazine. Just Jared got the quote wrong. It was not Connelly who said it.

  • Sammy

    I do think JJ got the quote right – it’s exactly the same on Allure’s website. I agree that it’s an odd comment.

  • letterwriter

    @Sammy: No you are wrong. Go to Allure’s website and read it again. I just did and it was CLEARLY Crowe who said it. Why can’t people just read an article the right way?

  • groundcontrol

    LOL! Russell has always had a big old crush on her.

  • Sven

    Yeah , it was Russell Crowe who made the kissing comment, it’s misattributed here. Crowe has several times in the past made similar comments. And while shooting Noah he tweeted to Ron Howard about kissing Jennifer which came off just as weirdly as the comment here.

  • Sammy

    @letterwriter I’m sorry, I read it again and you’re right – it was early when I posted my comment and I wasn’t reading it properly, just skimming. A lesson for future!

  • ladyb

    Truly is an American Beauty. Not sure if Russel Crowe has always had a crush on her. He asked her out during the filming of A Beautiful Mind, she turned him down..but I am very sure Russell has moved on since then. He even got married, didn’t her?