Lisa Bonet’s return to television in a recurring role on the ABC cop drama Life on Mars wasn’t easy for the press-shy actress.
“To have my face reinstated in minds and homes once a week was an intense decision,” says the star, who achieved fame early in life on the hit Cosby Show.
The paparazzi’s interest her family has been one of the downsides to being back in the public eye. Bonet, 41, has a 16-month-old daughter Lola with boyfriend, actor Jason Momoa (Stargate Atlantis), and is expecting their second child in January.
“It feels like you’re being stalked,” she says. “As a shy person, that type of attention coming at me violates something. I don’t like that it’s expected to come with the territory.”
Bonet does have a lighthearted complaint about some other media attention. She’d like to debunk the widespread rumor that she also has a son. “I don’t have three children already,” she says. “I always hear that I do … Apparently, there’s some young child locked in a basement,” she quips. “I don’t dwell on that stuff, but that comes to mind.” Read the rest of this entry »