For the almost 30 years that she’s been in show business, fans have focused more on Demi Moore’s body than her body of work. And now she talks about her “extreme obsession” with her body and the possibility of having a child with Ashton Kutcher in the May issue of Elle UK.
The twitter addict who loves Brian Atwood black pumps and LBDs is seen on the cover wearing a Dolce & Gabbana corset over black lingerie. The rest of her editorial shot by David Slijper, sees her wearing Christian Dior and Burberry Prorsum.
Here are some extracts from her interview:
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.”