The Leftovers Liv Tyler

Liv Tyler covers the December / January issue of Town & Country, on newsstands nationwide November 18th. The actress opens up to the magazine about her HBO series The Leftovers, purchasing her first country home in upstate New York, and why 2014 was her best year yet. Tyler, already mom to son Milo, is currently expecting her second child, and was pregnant during her photo shoot with the magazine.

On being pregnant with her second child:

“The most fun thing about being pregnant again is having those mom hormones flowing around. You’re more present in your body, and it’s making me a better mother for Milo.”

On HBO’s The Leftovers, in which she plays the part of Meg:

“When I heard the premise, I thought, ‘That’s right up my street.’ I’m attracted to things that are a little off. Growing up I was a huge fan of The Twilight Zone, Twin Peaks, and Creepshow – things that don’t provide all the answers. Normally I’d say I’m not a competitive person; I kind of think things happen for a reason. But for the first time in my life I really went for a role.”

Steven Tyler on his daughter:

Tyler told our writer that he was most impressed with his daughter’s ability to “recognize what she does have and to know that happiness doesn’t come from stuff we don’t have. She’s taught me that time and time again.”

On what a whirlwind year 2014 has been for her:

“I mean, for seven years I’d been saying I wanted to do an HBO show with an ensemble cast. And I wanted a house in the country. And getting to have another child? If you knew me well, they were the things my heart longed for. And they all came together, like a speeding freight train, in one year.”

On why she purchased a country home in Hudson, New York:

“My real personality comes out in the country. More spontaneous, more excited. There’s always someone watching you in the city – you’re a sort of zoo animal. My true nature is to want to hide a bit.”