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Rachel Weisz: My naughtiness was extreme

Actress Rachel Weisz is delighted her nine-year-old son Henry has no interest whatsoever in the films she makes.

Actress Rachel Weisz has confessed she was “very naughty” throughout most of her youth.

The 45-year-old Enemy at the Gates star, who is the daughter of Jewish immigrants who fled to England to escape the atrocities of World War II, grew up in London.

And Rachel admits she was not a good student during her school days, claiming poor behaviour in class got her kicked out.

"My mother always says, 'You weren't expelled. You were asked to leave'," she shared on UK television programme The Graham Norton Show. "I was very naughty. There wasn't one big event, but I had an authority issue and I didn't believe anyone had the right to tell me what to do.

"I was just very, very disruptive... [but] I don't mind a bit of authority now!"

Rachel shares son Henry with her ex-partner Darren Aronofsky.

The thespian really enjoys the fact her little boy has zero interest in what she does for a living.

"He is completely, delightfully uninterested in seeing any of my films," she smiled. "He is old enough now - at 9 (years old) - to see The Mummy, but he's just not interested."

Rachel has recently spoken about the painful times she experienced growing up.

In hindsight, she absolutely loves the liberty of advancing in age.

"In your teens you think nothing is impossible," she told Britain's The Independent newspaper. "Then in your twenties you realise everything isn’t possible. I think in your thirties you get more confident about who you are and I find that a relief. The twenties are excruciating. At least they were for me, anyway.”

Rachel tied the knot with James Bond actor Daniel Craig in June 2011 and her career continues to go from strength to strength.

Rachel will soon be seen in The Lobster alongside Colin Farrell. The movie, which won the Jury Prize at Cannes Film Festival this year (2015), is directed by Yorgos Lanthimos and adopts an unusual approach to sci-fi.

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