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Bettany: Family is my top priority

March 5, 2004 at 9:37 AM   |   Comments

NEW YORK, March 5 (UPI) -- "Master and Commander" co-star Paul Bettany says he and wife Jennifer Connelly agree only one of them should work at a time -- for the sake of their family.

Bettany said he is eager to spend time with his Oscar-winning bride and their 7-month-old son -- be it at their homes in London or New York, or on a movie set somewhere.

"I'm just assuming that when somebody is out with a script and they go, 'Right, we need a tough New York cop,' I'm not the first person who springs to mind," the British actor told United Press International.

"I imagine that I'm going to be traveling still," he continued. "But we're going to try to do one on and one off. It is an incredibly rich environment, I think, traveling for a kid. I think it's such nonsense, talk about stability. Why? I know loads of people from the estate that I grew up in who turned out to be complete thugs, and they lived there all their lives. ... And I know a lot of people who spent their lives like gypsies and are incredibly rich, well-rounded and lovely people."

Bettany, who starred in "A Beautiful Mind" with Connelly, can next be seen in "The Reckoning."

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