Her father is a Hungarian inventor and her mother Ruth, a psychotherapist, is described by her daughter as being Austrian/Croatian/Italian.
The east European heritage is evident is Weisz’s dark features. It’s not very scientific.” The lessons of her career have taught her to always be on her toes. I mean it’s not a safe profession, yours isn’t either.” What’s always evident when chatting with Weisz is that she seems immensely curious.
They kept their relationship secret until after their wedding announcement in June 2011, which came as a bolt from the blue.
The couple appeared together on Broadway last year when they starred in Mike Nichols’s adaptation of Harold Pinter’s 1978 play Betrayal.
Rafe Spall played the third wheel in a three-hander that met with mixed reviews.
But the experience seemed positive, a contrast to when I spoke to Weisz after she made The Fountain with her then-beau Aronofsky.
Physical capacity declines, that’s true, but there is nothing else inevitable.
Margaret: If you maintain that kind of attitude, then you are reinforcing the stereotype.
I wish they had, it would have been really handy to speak it.” She talks about her life growing up being awkward, especially in her twenties, which started with her reading English at Cambridge University. When she made Oz, it was shot in Detroit, but she complained that the actors were all being holed up in the richer suburb of Richmond, and what she really wanted to do was go downtown and explore the burnt-out and abandoned buildings.
I just read that it has gone down to 3%, so odds are that’s not going to happen to me and many people fall into depression. I don’t know about you, but when I was 13 I was really tired, I was miserable, I was lonely. Margaret: Every time we do articles about travel or adventure holidays people say, “Oh, I’m too old to do that now,” or “I’m too old to downsize and move from my house,” or “I’m too old to change cities.” Ashton: You may be too lazy, you may be too smart, you may be too experienced, you may be too set in your ways.
I always figured older people were depressed because they were old and they were going to die soon. But that’s another cliché—that older people become conservative.
If you want to be considered an equal, for example in the workplace, you can’t go on thinking, “Oh, I’m too old for this,” because you want to get treated the same as everybody else. So the very first step is to become aware of your attitudes. It’s very, very hard not to be flattered when someone says you don’t look 64.
Margaret: When people tell you, “Oh, you don’t look 64,” it’s natural to say, “Oh, well, thank you.” But this way you take it as a compliment rather than just who you are. However, when you accept that complement the inference is that everyone else who is 64 looks crappy. I’ve come up with one snappy answer in ten years of thinking about this.