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.
“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.’”
Liu beforehand opened up about her choice to have a baby through surrogate, telling People journal, “It just seemed like the right option for me because I was working and I didn’t know when I was going to be able to stop.”
“I decided that was probably the best solution for me, and it turned out to be great,” she mentioned.
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.”