Remember her? Oh I do. I always had such a girl-crush on her, pretty much my entire life. She always seemed so sweet and pretty and salt-of-the-earth. Lovely little Liv Tyler. Plus, that ultra-feminine, super-breathy voice. She killed it. I loved that. And that’s coming from someone who has more of a “man”-voice like Scarlett Johansson. And if you’ve never heard Scarlett Johansson actually speak, here’s your chance:
It’s kind of like that. So naturally, you always envy that which you do not have, or that which you have the opposite of, and for me, it was Liv Tyler’s sweet-but-sexy little voice. I love that girl and her voice.
Here’s a few choice excerpts from her Marie Claire interview, where she talks about parenting, her unconventional childhood, what with being the daughter of Steven Tyler, and what she does for fun.
On going East Coast for her son Milo:
“I’m always trying to figure out what’s best for him [Milo] as a person. The kind of person I want him to be. The values I want him to have. Much as I love my friends and LA, I want him to have more of an East Coast upbringing. The sense of community. Walking to school four blocks away.”
On gradually getting over her divorce:
“I feel like I’m learning every day how to get through life and the world. Not just from the divorce. I felt that way throughout my whole life, ever since I was young person. I’ve had a lot of big things happen to me.”
On her unconventional upbringing and what it’s done for her decision-making skills as a mom:
“Absolutely. It’s brought up a tremendous amount of issues, concerns and worries for me, being a mother, and how much that meant to be based on my childhood and what I went through. Wonderful, beautiful things and difficult things. It was always a dream of mine to be a mother. I didn’t ever really dream of being an actress. I used to dream of being a singer, but I always dreamed of being a mother ever since I was young girl.”
On those pesky rumors that she quit acting, or is slowing phasing it out of her life:
“I’ve never really stopped. Even when I was a kid I’d work for a year straight and then I would take a year off. It always felt natural to live my life again and store things up to put in my next performance.”
On her love of collecting photographs on her phone:
“Obsessively, I have thousands of pictures on my phone. Why am I so fascinated with capturing moments? I’ll tell you why. Because I’ve had so much change in my life. My whole life things have constantly changed, so psychologically I’m sure I’m quite sentimental. I want to remember the feeling, not only what it looks like. When it’s happening, it’s so wonderful but I know it’s gonna change or not gonna last. Everything changes so I want to remember it because I feel grateful for it.”
See? She’s just so grounded and lovable. Even her “leaked photos” were sweet and classy and adorable. Anyone who could ever dislike this girl has either got some serious anger issues, or maybe just knows her better than I do. Who knows. Maybe she’s a super-bitch or something behind closed doors, but guys, if that’s the case, she’s got a hell of a lot of people fooled, myself included.
Love you, Liv!