Demi Moore Talks 'Extreme Obsession' With Her Body
Demi Moore covers the May issue of UK's Elle and inside she talks about how she finally has the body of her dreams at 47, the bravery involved in her pregnant Vanity Fair cover and the possibility of procreating with Ashton Kutcher.
On her body obsession:
"I had an extreme obsession with my body. I made it a measure of my own value. I tried to dominate it, which I did, and I changed it multiple times over. But it never lasted and ultimately it didn't bring me anything but temporary happiness. Does being thin resolve anything? No. The irony is that when I abandoned that desire to dominate my body, it actually became the body that I always wanted. But it only happened when I stopped trying to control it. At the end of the day, this kind of obsession is pointless and meaningless."
On the public's plastic surgery speculations:
"In truth, I wish there was a little bit less curiosity and fascination with how I look, whether it's good or bad. I understand it, though, and I know it's not something I can control. I only hope it's serving some sort of purpose.... It feels like school-yard name-calling a lot of the time. It hurts. You know what? Maybe one day I'll go under the knife. It just irritates me that people are constantly saying how much I've spent on plastic surgery."
On her naked pregnant VF cover:
"I was brave. I was so brave! I had no sense of the impact that it would have. I just wanted to push the boundaries. When I said things like "I want it all", that wasn't coming from a place of greed. It was coming from a desire for balance. I wanted to remove the limitations that I felt were being imposed on me. Why couldn't I be a mother and have a career?"
On having another child with Ashton:
"We talk about it and it's something that we would like. He's an amazing father to my daughters already, so I have no doubt that if it's in our future, it would be another incredible part of our journey together."