Preston 'didn't consider older mum risks'
Published Jan 19 2011, 20:40 GMT | By Kristy Kelly Kelly Preston
has admitted that she didn't worry about the risks involved with becoming an older mother.
The 48-year-old explained that although she was aware that it might be difficult to conceive, she never considered the implications of having a child at her age.
Preston, who gave birth to baby Benjamin in November, told The Today Show
: "I didn't consider this risk. I just considered that it was difficult. I never thought that would be me at all. So, I think we're just really happy that we're so fortunate."
The actress and her husband John Travolta tragically lost their 16-year-old son Jett when he suffered a seizure while on holiday. Preston, who stars in the new film Casino Jack
alongside Kevin Spacey, said that her co-star helped her through her loss.
She explained: "Kevin was a lifesaver, really. I mean, at that point, I really didn't want to go back to work. But they condensed my work down to a couple of weeks, which was really nice.
"But every day, he's so... he's so naturally funny. And he made me laugh. And that was the greatest - the greatest gift he could've given to me while we were working."