Pregnant Julia Stiles: You have to let go and surrender. You can’t control everything!
HOLLYWOOD star Julia Stiles is counting down the minutes to labour. After nine long months she’s ready to surrender and accept she can’t control everything.
Julia Stiles doesn’t know what motherhood will be like. But after clocking her ninth month of pregnancy, she’s sure of one thing — her baby will be here “very soon”.
“I’m open to the fact I haven’t done this before so I may have to let go of some of my preconceived ideas,” said Stiles, 36, who last week married her fiance-of-one-year, Preston J. Cook, in a “shotgun wedding”.
In fact, by the time Stiles’ new TV show Riviera hits screens on Wednesday, there’s every chance she may have a squawking new bundle in her arms.
“Nine months is a long time so I’ve had a lot of time to think,” said Stiles.
“But I think the whole lesson in pregnancy, and probably it applies to motherhood, too, is that you kinds have to let go and surrender. You can’t control everything, you certainly can’t control your child.”
Pregnancy has been a “very special time” for Stiles.
However, the 10 Things I Hate About You star is well aware she has had an easier ride than others.
“I’ve really enjoyed it. Sometimes I’m reluctant to say that to other women ‘cos they want to punch me,” she joked.
As one of the few 90s stars to remain in the spotlight after her breakout role in Save the Last Dance, Stiles recently starred in American crime-drama Dexter, before taking the lead role in Riviera, a 10-part British thriller from veteran filmmaker Neil Jordan (The Crying Game, Interview with a Vampire).
Filmed against the extravagant backdrop of the south of France, and with an equally as covetable costume collection, Stiles plays Georgina Clios — a glamorous widow, intrigued with uncovering the mysterious details surrounding her billionaire husband’s death.