Penelope Cruz: “Having My Son Means I Worry Less.”

Penelope Cruz at a special screening of 'To Rome With Love' in New York City, New York on June 20, 2012.Penelope Cruz has become more laid back since giving birth to her 17-month-old son Leonardo.

“For me, having my son means I worry less. I’ve always loved to worry – ever since I was a little girl people would tell me I worry too much. But these days I really have to pick my subjects to worry about because there are only so many hours in the day,” she said.

“You have less ego because you are not number one any more. The things you used to believe were important – such as what people think of you, whether they like you – you realize they are not so important, not really.

“Now, if you ask me if I am rested, I will say no, because I am not — I am tired all the time. But happy? Absolutely. I feel very calm, very focused, very much in a good place.

“Becoming a mother changed everything for me. As a woman it is the most wonderful thing that can happen to you because it alters the way you see the world. It is such a fascinating and beautiful process.”

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