Liv Tyler Covers Dec/Jan Issue Of Town & Country
Liv Tyler is on the Dec/Jan issue of Town & Country, which hits newsstands November 18th. The actress opens up to the magazine about being pregnant for a second time, her hit HBO series The Leftovers, purchasing her first country home in upstate New York, and why 2014 has had its perks.
On being pregnant with her second child:
“The most fun thing about being pregnant again is having those mom hormones flowing around. You’re more present in your body, and it’s making me a better mother for Milo. You become more like a child. When you’re tired you have to sleep immediately. When you’re hungry…” Tyler pauses.
On her playing Meg on HBO’s The Leftovers:
“When I heard the premise, I thought, ‘That’s right up my street.’ I’m attracted to things that are a little off. Growing up I was a huge fan of The Twilight Zone, Twin Peaks, and Creepshow–things that don’t provide all the answers. Normally I’d say I’m not a competitive person; I kind of think things happen for a reason. But for the first time in my life I really went for a role.”
On why she purchased a country home in Hudson, New York:
“My real personality comes out in the country. More spontaneous, more excited. There’s always someone watching you in the city–you’re a sort of zoo animal. My true nature is to want to hide a bit.” So there’s less anxiety here? Tyler nods. “Yesterday I drove up by myself with Neal [her 11-year-old Cavalier King Charles spaniel], and it was sunny, and the leaves were turning, and I was singing at the top of my lungs. I got to the house and all these arborists were there, and I put my overalls on and we walked around the property and talked about trees and tractors and barns. I was in heaven.”
Steven Tyler on his daughter:
Tyler told our writer that he was most impressed with his daughter’s ability to “recognize what she does have and to know that happiness doesn’t come from stuff we don’t have. She’s taught me that time and time again.”
Photo: Paul Wetherell
On what an amazing year 2014 has been for her career and personal life:
“I mean, for seven years I’d been saying I wanted to do an HBO show with an ensemble cast. And I wanted a house in the country. And getting to have another child? If you knew me well, they were the things my heart longed for. And they all came together, like speeding freight train, on one year.”