Lighting up the screen in films like the upcoming "Nim's Island" is still important to Jodie Foster. But, she's made an equal commitment to raising her two sons. "They are the center of my world," she tells Parade. "I found something to love more than myself." Jodie reveals she's raising them like her single parent mom raised her -- with unconditional love.
And, Foster reveals that a big priority is shielding her six and nine-year-old boys from the assaults of paparazzi. "I don't think there is any good thing about fame," she says. "In Hollywood you have to separate your professional life from your personal life. I find hair, make-up and walking red carpets totally trivial. When I go home at night, that's my life."
But, Jodie admits she's already preparing herself for the day her children go out on their own. "They will leave you one day," she says. "And, when they do, you will tell yourself you've succeeded because they can fly away. They don't need you anymore."
Is Dr. Seuss a hip alternative author or just a kid's favorite? Jim Carrey thinks Seuss is on his own planet. That's why Jim couldn't wait to be the voice of Horton the Elephant in "Horton Hears a Who." Carrey loved the idea that the tiny who people live in their own little world. He told Parade, "When I was a kid I looked at the stars and said, 'It's not possible we're the only ones in the universe.'"
Carrey who's been compared to Peter Pan doesn't deny he's still hanging on to the kid inside him. "Hopefully you never lose that. If you do, you're dead," he says. "I think you go through cycles in your life. You start out this innocent that believes in everything, and then you start to see all the baloney and life disappoints you. Hopefully you get to a point where you become wise and let go of that resentment."
As for being one of the highest paid actors in Hollywood, Carrey shrugs, "I've never been about how much I get paid. Agents and managers do that for me. If I was negotiating for myself, I'd probably be somewhere around the minimum wage. But, I got guys that go in there like killers."
Charlize Theron burst into tears when she read the script for "Sleepwalking." No wonder. It's an emotional killer. A film about a mother who deserts her young daughter. Charlize not only produces, she stars as the mom who leaves her kid behind. Theron told Parade, "I don't think the audience will hate her. We need to understand single mothers and why they have to make tough choices."
Theron adds, "I think that at the end of the day, there are so many parents out there who are like her. That's just the world we live in. And so, as a society, we need to tell stories where we don't automatically just judge and point a finger and go, 'That's a horrible mom.' We should actually take a moment and reflect and understand the circumstances that a person has been thrown into. Then, maybe we can understand her world a little better and why sometimes parents don't make good decisions."
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