Liv Tyler graces the cover of the June issue of SELF. Inside she talks about working out, Milo, and enjoying what’s really important. Here’s some highlights:
On being pregnant: “I loved being pregnant so much, and experiencing a child growing in your body just gives you such a newfound respect for the human body. It’s just fascinating. It gives you this sense and this feeling of timelessness, this sort of evolution of man and what a miracle it is that you get pregnant at all. It’s not like you take a special pill and this pill makes the baby grow. The baby just grows, without your even doing anything but breathing and sleeping and eating. That is an amazing feeling. You feel so proud of your body. We didn’t find out if Milo was a girl or a boy. At first I think I wanted to find out but Roy [her husband, Royston Langdon; he and Tyler have since split] didn’t want to and I’m really grateful that we didn’t, because there’s such a beauty in the mystery, in the awe of not knowing. It’s the greatest surprise ever.”
On being a working mom: “It’s hard as a woman to be working so much all the time and out in the world and then also really wanting to be a mother and wanting to do all those things around the house for your child. It’s really overwhelming, especially when your child is young. My dream my whole life was to be a mother, not to have a career or be famous. I love my job and care a lot about what I do and I get a lot of pleasure from acting, but I want to be able to be home and be [Milo’s] mother. I don’t want somebody else raising him.”
On raising a boy: “Milo loves animals. And I want to teach him to feel strong and manly and…you know! It’s funny, it’s like, wow, I have a son. This is my responsibility now, to teach him how to be a man. I feel like the dynamic between gender—male and female—has changed so much and I want to help teach him how to be able to do everything. To cook and sew and also mow the lawn and chop down trees. I want him to learn and know everything.”
Head over to SELF to read more !