Kate Bosworth Opens Up About Becoming a Stepmother, Moving to Montana With Michael Polish

Big Sur actress tells Los Angeles Confidential about life with her husband and his 15-year-old daughter

By Zach Johnson Nov 04, 2013 6:01 PMTags
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What a year it's been for Kate Bosworth! In addition to marrying director Michael Polish in August—and becoming a stepmother to his 15-year-old daughter, Jasper, in the process—the actress recently moved from California to Montana. The 30-year-old movie star opens up about her new life in the November issue of Los Angeles Confidential magazine.

From the moment Bosworth laid eyes on Polish in 2011, she knew he was The One. "I feel like I've known him my whole life, and he feels like he's known me my whole life," she gushes. "And that's something very special that's difficult to describe without sounding like a Hallmark card."

The two met on the set of Big Sur, shortly after Bosworth ended her two-year romance with Alexander Skarsgård. "I knew I didn't want to mess anything up because I wanted to work with him again," she says of Polish, 43. "There's this moment where you think, 'I hope this is everything that I think it is,' and then we both sort of looked at each other—that was the moment when you decide to really trust, where we said, 'Yes, this is it.'"

Bosworth hasn't looked back since. "We live to make each other happy and to support each other's lives," she explains. "It's a powerful thing because I want him to be at his ultimate potential. I'll do anything in my power to support that, and he's the same. And so in that there's power in two."

The couple tied the knot in Montana, where they now reside. Bosworth calls the state "one of the last untamed territories in America."

"Well have grizzlies roaming around. We're on a lake, so we can just go ice-skating," she says. "It's beautiful, so as we start a family, we can really create a special place there together."

The blond beauty is already settling into life as a stepmom. "I've never had an older sister or brother, and she's an only child, so I feel we really understand each other in a special way," Bosworth, 30, tells the mag. "If I can make a positive impact on her life, that will make me incredibly happy."

"Having Jasper in my life takes me right back to being that age," she adds. "It's challenging—it's a time when you're so hard on yourself, and not for a great reason, but because you haven't experienced enough to be able to understand a lot of things."