Tyler plays the object of infatuation for three men (Matt Dillon, John Goodman and Paul Reiser) in One Night at McCool's (right). ''This was definitely the first part where I had to be so physically aware and have people so aware of me physically," she tells the AP. "Maybe it's not hard for anybody else, but it is a bit for me. I mean I love my body and I feel very comfortable in my skin, but this was tough.''
Tyler (pictured with costar Viggo Mortensen) plays Arwen in director Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings trilogy. "We were in a bubble in New Zealand," she tells the Los Angeles Times. "Dwarfs walking around and little people and huge people. And that was my normal life. And suddenly I came home...and I realized how big it was going to be." The trilogy breaks records, grossing well over $2.85 billion worldwide.
Tyler takes a role once filled by screen icon Audrey Hepburn when she becomes the face of legendary French design house Givenchy. Her first campaign is for the women's fragrance, Very Irresistible Givenchy. Isabelle Gex, VP of worldwide marketing for Parfums Givenchy, tells WWD that Tyler was a logical choice because "she reminds us of Audrey Hepburn – she epitomizes American spontaneity and French elegance, and she is modern, irresistible and an ingénue."
Tyler and Langdon welcome their first child, Milo William (left), in New York. "I've always wanted to have lots of children," she told New York's Daily News three years before having Milo. "Maybe it's because I was an only child. I've always had incredibly motherly instincts."
Tyler lands on the cover of Allure, where she discusses how Milo helped her figure out her passion. "At the time I got pregnant, I wasn't 100 percent sure that acting was what I wanted to do...The on-set, acting, working part was beautiful, but there are all the other parts that are hard for actors, like press junkets and endless traveling around and talking about yourself. All those things started to outweigh the pleasure for me. Milo came at the most perfect time for me, in that I just really needed to figure all that stuff out."
Tyler, 30, and Langdon, 36, separate. The pair, who dated since 1998 and wed in 2003, "remain good friends and devoted parents to their son Milo," according to Tyler's rep.
In a competitive box office (which includes Sex and the City and the Indiana Jones sequel), The Strangers, starring Tyler and former Felicity star Scott Speedman, opens at No. 3, pulling in a respectable $20.7 million. The horror film centers on a couple terrorized by masked assailants while staying in an remote vacation home. "I started to read it and I couldn't put it down," Tyler tells New York's Daily News of the script. "It was not only a horror movie, it was a story about this couple."
Liv Tyler and Edward Norton star in The Incredible Hulk, based on the Marvel Comics character. In the action film, Tyler plays Betty Ross, a former colleague of scientist and Hulk alter ego Bruce Banner – a man whose temper transforms him into a green beast. "It was the hardest shoot I've done in my entire life," she tells WWD of the film which tops the box office, making $54.5 million its first weekend.
Nearly 10 years after having her first child, it'll be baby No. 2 for Tyler, who's dating British football agent Dave Gardner (a friend of David Beckham). "Experiencing a child growing in your body just gives you such a newfound respect for the human body," she said of pregnancy in a 2008 interview. "It's just fascinating."
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