Lucy Liu Says She ‘Didn’t Have A Plan’ When She Had A Child In Her 40s

Lucy Liu mentioned she “didn’t have a plan” when she determined to welcome a baby on her personal in her late 40s.

The “Charlie’s Angels” star, now 54, informed The Cut she simply needed “to change the conversation a little bit” when she had her son, named Rockwell Lloyd, through surrogate in 2015.

“I didn’t want to talk about the next project. I felt like I was reading the same script,” Liu mentioned within the profile revealed Thursday. “I got tired of it. I didn’t want the same dialogue. I’d heard myself say the same things many, many times and just thought, ‘Well, this can’t be what’s next.’ It wasn’t enough.”

The “Elementary” star informed the outlet that she “didn’t mull it over too much” when she made the choice to have a child.

Lucy Liu and her son, Rockwell, at Liu’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star ceremony on May 1, 2019, in Hollywood.

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“I didn’t do a lot of research, I just pulled the trigger,” she mentioned, including, “I can think myself out of something easily; if I think too much I won’t do it. It’s better for me to feel something and just go for it.”

“A lot of people read books about parenting. I didn’t do any of that,” she continued. “I was like, ‘When the child is here, I’m just going to figure it out.’”

“I decided that was probably the best solution for me, and it turned out to be great,” she mentioned.

Liu attends the Hudson River Park Annual Gala on Oct. 17, 2019, in New York City.
Liu attends the Hudson River Park Annual Gala on Oct. 17, 2019, in New York City.

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As for welcoming a associate into her life, Liu informed The Cut that she thinks of discovering somebody as “an investigation.”

“It hasn’t occurred to me that that should be the next thing. I think it will present itself when it’s supposed to, but I’ve never lived according to what’s supposed to happen next,” she mentioned.

“I’ve been proposed to but … I don’t know,” Liu revealed. “I don’t know if I’ve ever followed a social norm. It’s very permanent. I’ve never been in a situation where it felt good to be like, ‘Oh, that didn’t work out, divorce and move on.’ That scares me.”