Sigourney Weaver: ‘Family is More Important Than Career’

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Sigourney WeaverSIGOURNEY Weaver says being a parent and a wife is more important to her than being a Hollywood star.

The Avatar actress has revealed she values her achievements in life more than her career achievements.

“I think most of my life changing experiences have been as a parent and as a wife — for a mother, just getting your child through the school system is a heroic job, and when I think of my life, I don’t think of my work, I think of my real life,” she said.

“You know, at home I have my family and I have all the different things that I care about, like human rights. There are lots of causes that I work for and when I’m in New York I end up just spending a lot of time on them. I don’t begrudge it all, I’m saying that I keep incredibly busy.

“I love to be with my family, I love to do nothing, I love to read, to be in the garden, I love to take walks, play with my dogs and to cook — I am incredibly boring.

“My perfect day would be spent in the country, out in nature with the dogs and my husband and maybe my daughter and her boyfriend.

“We would hike up some small mountain with a picnic, then have a swim and cook hamburgers or something and then go to sleep.”