Malin Akerman Opens Up About Life After Her Divorce
Here is what the 37-year-old Billions actress had to share with the mag:
On life after divorcing from her son’s father, drummer Roberto Zincone: “Becoming a mother, there’s a lot of things that shift inside of you. [I’ve been] reevaluating my life, and figuring out who I am as a mother and what my position is in this world. Becoming a mother there’s so many emotions that we feel at any given moment, because there’s so much more vulnerability I feel as a parent. It was like, ‘Wow, I have all of this stuff that I can use now, in my career as well. Why not try new things…’”
On her first big splurge after her first substantial acting paycheck: “I was on The Comeback, and I didn’t have a car. I was telling my castmates, ‘I’m going to buy a car today!’ And they were like, ‘Oh cool, great!’ So I go and splurged—it was $1,500. It was an old Chevy truck, falling apart, but I was so proud and so excited. It was my own car! I bring it to set, and one of the actors that I was working with, he was like, ‘Let me see the car.’ And he comes out, and I could just see the expression on his face… I didn’t care, I was super excited. I was like, I got wheels, baby! It was awesome.”
On playing a character with “f—k you money”: “It’s crazy! It’s beautiful and amazing, but to me it feels overwhelming. Yes, I probably live better than some people, and less than others, but [my home is] a very quaint house. [The Axelrods’ Hamptons mansion] feels so far-fetched from who I actually am and the things I appreciate. I definitely don’t need that kind of a lifestyle, and at the same time, it’s so exciting and interesting and intriguing to be there.”
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