Aquarius - - WOMEN WE SALUTE -

Rachel has a 10-year-old son from her fi­first mar­riage, and wed Bond ac­tor Daniel Craig in a se­cret cer­e­mony in 2011. She’s been care­ful to pro­tect her pri­vate life as much as pos­si­ble While her ca­reer choices have tended to­wards more chal­leng­ing, se­ri­ous roles, she pos­sesses an in­nate a sense of hu­mour and a light-hearted abil­ity to laugh at her­self and the ridicu­lous of the Hol­ly­wood cir­cus. Case in point: her opin­ion of the char­ac­ter de­scrip­tions given in scripts. “I mean, I read them for a lark,’ she says. “You know, ‘with a far­away look in her eyes’, or, ‘sexy with­out try­ing to be’. They’re just to help the reader along I sup­pose, but they are re­ally, re­ally silly.” That fun, play­ful side is usu­ally re­served for her son, Henry, 10 (from her pre­vi­ous re­la­tion­ship with di­rec­tor Dar­ren Aronof­sky). Though bal­anc­ing her ca­reer with moth­er­hood has be­come in­creas­ingly de­mand­ing since her son started school. “When he was lit­tle, he could come with me ev­ery­where. It’s like the cir­cus,” she says. “Chil­dren and an­i­mals wel­come.” Now how­ever, she is ex­pe­ri­enc­ing the curse of all work­ing moth­ers – bal­anc­ing work and home life – some­thing she de­scribes as ‘the tug’. “It’s a huge,

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