It's been over a decade since she was first engaged to Jude Law, but the torrid years that followed have not waned Sienna Miller's feelings for her former beau.
As the Hollywood story goes, the Golden Globe nominee and her Alfie co-star were on the road to marriage in 2004, but a year after their Christmas engagement, Law publicly apologized to the actress after reports surfaced that he had been having an affair with his nanny. The couple subsequently split in 2006. The two tried to rekindle their romance in 2009, only to break up again by 2011.
Today, Miller says she doesn't see her past beau "that much," but told PORTER magazine, "I care about him enormously."
Nearly a year ago, the star broke off her engagement to actor Tom Sturridge, whom she had been dating since 2011 and with whom she shares her only child, 3-year-old daughter Marlowe Sturridge. While the 34-year-old calls her past boyfriends, including Law and Sturridge, "a motley crew," she does recognize the trait that ties them all together.
"I like intelligence," she continued to the magazine. "It's the only thing I've ever been attracted to. People who aren't clever enough fall by the wayside. They're a motley crew my ex-boyfriends, if you lined them up, it would be strange. I don't care about that [looks], but you know, within limits… Someone staggeringly beautiful and thick is totally ugly to me. It sounds silly but I like bookish academics who are slightly odd, and borderline, you know, on the spectrum."
In the meantime, the acclaimed star has a packed schedule of new films, one of which is taking her to New York City for the fall to live and raise her daughter. In regard to the possibility of having more children, Miller is definitely interested.
"I would love more," she admitted to the magazine. "I'm suddenly feeling very broody for more babies, and my daughter's desperate to have a sibling."
In fact, Miller is more in tune with herself and her decisions after an intense recent round of therapy. According to the star, all the noise that was once in her head is now gone.
"I just got to a point where...I couldn't dig myself out, I couldn't make decisions, I felt pretty assaulted by life and not in control," she revealed. "I think as you get older you have to really cultivate your mind and have a deep understanding of self, otherwise you just become lonely and isolated and unsatisfied and unfulfilled, and however your perfect little life looks on paper, there will be a sense of unfulfillment if you haven't explored the nature, the very depths of who you are."
Perhaps it's that kind of courage that has caused co-star Bradley Cooper to describe her as a little Napoleon.
"I stand up for myself," she said. "That's what he's referring to."
To see the full interview with Sienna Miller, buy the latest issue of PORTER, on sale globally on Friday June 3. Also available as a digital edition or go to portersubscription.com/portersub.