Joely Richardson admits she has turned down a number of marriage proposals - because she's too scared to tie the knot again after her painful divorce. The stunning 'Nip/Tuck' actress says she would rather have a baby with a lover than walk down the aisle with him. Richardson - who has a teenage daughter from her marriage to 'Bridget Jones' producer Tim Bevan - insists she has no desire to wed following their divorce nine years ago.
The 41-year-old told You magazine: "I haven't wanted to get married again. I just haven't been ready for it - maybe once is enough.
"Whenever the subject has come up, I find myself moving away from it. I would think more easily about having a child than marrying again."
Meanwhile, Richardson was delighted to be asked to play the lover of 1930s British monarch Edward VIII - because it was the first time she didn't have to pad her bra for a role. Small-breasted Richardson plays Wallis Simpson in forthcoming TV movie 'Wallis and Edward' and was amazed that she had to lose weight for the part.
She said: "Thank God she was flat-chested. It's the first time in my life that the producer was not asking me to wear a padded bra.
"I had to slim down as Wallis was known to be very thin."