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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.”

For more from Jennifer, visit Allure.com.

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