Paul Bettany and Jennifer Connelly and their kids looked like a picture perfect family as they took headed out near their New York home in the spring sunshine. With the couple were their five-year-old son Stellan and Kai, Jennifer's 12-year-old boy from a previous relationship.
The pair have just finished collaborating together on Creation, a drama about the conflict between naturalist Charles Darwin, played by Paul, and his deeply religious wife Emma - played by Jennifer.
Starring opposite your wife in an on-screen marriage has its advantages Paul explains: "I think when you're trying to produce a relationship on screen that doesn't actually exist, perhaps sometimes there's a temptation to look at each other more, to touch each other more. Whereas there's a slight absentminded closeness that you see between Jennifer and I in the movie which is really, really useful."
The attractive Englishman has been in constant demand recently with roles in The Young Victoria, The Secret Life Of Bees, The Da Vinci Code and Iron Man.
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