Jennifer Connelly in Allure February 2014: All I Want Is Well-Being and Happiness

Posted Tuesday January 21, 2014 11:23 AM GMT

She's gearing up for the premiere of her highly anticipated film "Noah" and during promotions, Jennifer Connelly garnered herself a little added exposure by covering the February 2014 issue of Allure magazine.

The 42-year-old actress looked picture perfect in Dolce & Gabbana and Valentino for the Carter Smith-shot front page while opening up about everything from working with her husband Paul Bettany in "Shelter" to the roles she really wants.

Check out a few highlights from Miss Connelly's interview below. For more, be sure to pay a visit to Allure!

On her career:
"Anything that feels like it has integrity, in which one can be really invested, is cathartic. I don't think it has to necessarily be tragic in content, but I have had more experience playing those characters. There are plenty of comedies and light-hearted films with that same substance as well that are just as important and are just as meaningful. I haven't come across many of them in scripts that I've been offered. I'd love to find something that's a bit more light-hearted. That might be a nice change of tempo."

On her main focus:
"The thing that really matters to me is well-being and happiness. Maybe it comes from knowing people who have tortured themselves trying to meet these strangely narrow and rigorous definitions of what our culture thinks is beautiful."

On her children:
"I knew that we were going to be done after number three. That's enough for us. It sounds like I'm bragging terribly but [my son Kai is] well rounded, he's interested in sciences, and he's also a great writer and interested in history and he plays guitar."

On her work in "Shelter":
"One couldn't feel more safe as an actor than knowing that the director's your husband. It's like, Oh, if I really make a fool of myself, I can just say, 'Honey, can you please not put that in the movie?'"

Photo Credit: Carter Smith for Allure

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