Uma Thurman Gets InStyle

November 6, 2008 By:
Uma Thurman Gets InStyle

Hot mom Uma Thurman gives UK InStyle magazine a candid look into her wild year. In the issue Uma talks about her recent engagement, her divorce, the paparazzi, fashion, and much more. Here are some highlights from the interview...

On fashion:
“I’ve always admired how European women have such effortless style, as though they’ve been culturally raised to wear clothes gracefully and effortlessly. There’s something wrong about trying too hard to be fashionable. When people are too ‘outfitted’, it comes across as self-conscious.”

On her recent engagement to Swiss Financer Arpad Busson:
“I know a lot will be written about it – most of it untrue I should add. What can I say? I’m excited, optimistic and joyful.”

On her divorce from Ethan Hawk:
“It has been four years and I don’t want to focus my life on that. If people want to know what I think of my ex-husband having another child, why not just say that I wish the father or my children all the happiness in the world?”

On her reputation:
“I have a reputation for being aloof, but the truth is I’m initially intimidated by people. Get me started though and I won’t come up for air.”

On being a celebrity:
“Being a celebrity is one of the fringe aspects of my job and one I’ve been tutored in, so to speak. I’ve learnt how to use it in a positive way and benefited from the brush with fame I had in my teens. It’s important to stay clear headed and not to let fame become toxic.”

On the paparazzi:
“I’m sometimes confused by what they choose to photograph. On the set of Motherhood, I was in a hippie floral dress and Birkenstocks. I can’t imagine who would be interested in seeing me like that.”

On aging:
“For an actress, every developmental stage is a culling of the herd. New people are found and pushed to the forefront. It freaks me out a little less these days. It makes it easier having gone through working as a teenager and being told that there would be no career for me as a 20 year old. And then working as a 20 year old and being told that was it. And then having children and being told there wouldn’t be a career for me now. The characters I get to play as a mature woman are much more interesting than the ingénues I got to play as a kid, so I feel okay about it.”