Putting Family First: Mother Olivia Plays Mother Teresa
- Monday, June 12, 2006
Annabelle: How do you handle television and film with, as you say, so much darkness, when it comes to your daughter?
Olivia: She watches the children’s channels. She’s been brought up with a lot of freedom, but she censors herself, actually. If a couple even kisses, she says, “Oh, no, no, no! I don’t want to see that!” She only likes to watch children’s things, and HGTV. We watch the gardening shows together.
Annabelle: You sound like a wonderful mother.
Olivia: Oh, thank you. I’ve always known where my children were. That’s my "Oscar." Alex, my eldest son, who is 33 (Dean Paul Martin’s son), went to Beverly Hills High School. He would call me up at 1:45 in the morning and say, “Mom, I’m at this party and they’re doing things I don’t like. Can I take a cab home?” I went out last night with him. He turned to me and said, “I’m so glad you are my mother.”
All those years of devoting yourself to your children really do pay off. [My children] are very caring – sometimes a little too sensitive, even. And if I was younger I would adopt a few more. I’ve got 3 and my 23-year-old is still at home, but I don’t want him to leave until he can find an apartment and figure out what he wants to do.
Starring Golden Globe winner Olivia Hussey in the title role, "Mother Teresa" is now available on DVD from Fox Home Entertainment.
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