As if she didn't inspire enough green-eyed envy already. A Best Supporting Actress Oscar winner for '01's A Beautiful Mind, Connelly, 32, is finally poised to hit popcorn-flick superstardom with The Hulk. But it's marriage and mommyhood that have her attention these days. The New York City native and former child star ('84's Once Upon a Time in America) has settled into her tiny Manhattan pad with British actor Paul Bettany, 32, whom she met on Mind and wed on New Year's Day. Marriage "is a whole new thing for me," says Connelly, who has a 6-year-old son, Kai, with ex-beau David Dugan. "Paul loves to make fun of me for being American. He's funny as hell."
Connelly can be too, though she's intense on the set. "She's a very serious New York actress," says Hulk director Ang Lee. "It took some convincing to make her believe she should be in a comic-book movie." In London with Bettany for the summer, Connelly says her next goal is to move into a place "with a nicer kitchen. I'm looking forward to learning how to cook!"
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