In her interview with the mag Mrs. Pinault opens up about marriage, being independent and her style.
Here are some HIGHlights:
On why she chose to star in Puss In Boots:
"I liked the idea of doing a movie that Valentina could see, since there are many I’ve done that she is too young to see, and a few I’d probably never want her to. I’m a watchdog when it comes to what she can and cannot see."
On motherhood changing her acting:
"I’m playing the queen of a drug cartel in an Oliver Stone film. He asked if I’d gone ‘all soft’ because I’m a mother. I said ‘Yes, but I can be the devil if I need to, because after all, I’m an actress.’"
On what’s different in her life now:
"I’ll tell you, there is nothing better in life than being a late bloomer. I believe that success can happen at any time and at any age. You can have a spiritual awakening and discover a news side of you at any age. And best of all, love can happen at any age. Life can just start to get exciting when you’re in your 40s and 50s. You have to believe that."
On her independence:
I work hard, I make my own living and I love it. I like having financial independence. I don’t ever want to have to depend on anyone completely. But when I have troubles sometimes, its nice to have someone there to help.
On husband Francois-Henri Pinault influencing her style:
"Like I said, I’m still a Mexican. I like to play fashion with him, but I’m nobody’s Barbie."
You tell 'em Salma!
[Image courtesy of Ruven Afanador/Redbook.]