Liv Tyler believes that everything happens for a reason, that
life falls naturally into place.
And so the 18-year-old actress should:
She's had seven movie roles fall
into place, including that of a
waitress at an end-of-the-line
tavern in this month's Heavy
and the female lead in Bernardo
Bertolucci's latest, Stealing
Beauty. "I wished to work with
a great European director, and
I got to," Tyler says with the
logic of the innocent. "I wished
to work in a Woody Allen
movie, and I got to" (she has a
cameo in Allen's fall film). No
wonder she's bullish on fate.
Of course, fate has been
helped along by no small
amount of talent. After seeing
her debut in Bruce Beresford's
1994 film Silent Fall,
Bertolucci sought her out to
play Lucy, a young American
girl sent to summer in Tuscany
after her mother dies (at
Cannes, he introduced Tyler as
his muse). She got the call from
Allen while filming in Italy.
And then Tom Hanks snapped
her up for his impending
Tyler is serene in the face of
the windstorm she's kicked up.
"I'm an old soul." she explains.
Perhaps. She is, after all, the
daughter of Aerosmith's Steven
Tyler and '70s model Bebe
Buell. But it's the still-wide-
eyed young girl you meet first,
in a tumble of words: "I saw a
pink sunset in Italy that circled
the whole sky. Completely pink,
like a pink I'd never seen
before." If there's an old soul
in there, one imagines it feels
very lucky to belong to Liv.