Mon, 24 January 2011 05:41:19 ET
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The star of 'The Fighter' can't understand why all her friends don't have children now that she realizes how bored she was of herself before she became a mother.
can't understand why all her friends don't have children. "The Fighter
" actress, who gave birth to Aviana, her daughter with fiance Darren Le Gallo, last May, feels getting pregnant was "exactly" the right thing for her to do and she now realizes how bored she was of herself before she became a mother.
"I highly recommend having children - It felt like exactly what my body was supposed to do at that point," she said. "More than anything ever, it just felt physically right being pregnant. My friends without kids say, 'Oh I don't know how you do it, getting so tired.' And I just think, 'I don't know how they don't do it.' It's a huge relief not being the most important person in the room anymore. I hadn't realized quite how sick of myself I'd become."
The 36-year-old beauty also spoke of how star-struck she felt working on "Catch Me If You Can
" in 2002 because she had had such a crush on her co-star Leonardo DiCaprio
for several years before they shot the film. She recalled to The Observer magazine, "I was like, 'Argh what am I doing here, this is amazing.' "
"When I moved to Los Angeles, all the people back home were saying, 'So if you ever run into Leonardo DiCaprio...' and I was like, 'I know, right? Imagine.' And then I ended up doing a scene with him, where I had braces on my teeth and pigtails, kissing him. I had a rude awakening and realized he was never going to leave his girlfriend for me."
: Amy Adams
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