Surf disciple Minnie Driver

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 15 February 2010
Minnie Driver

Surf disciple Minnie Driver

British actress Minnie Driver counts surfing and yoga as her religion, and rides the waves as often as possible

Minnie Driver counts surfing and yoga as her religion.

The British actress lives in Florida on the East coast of the US and said she can't get by without her surfboard or the Indian meditative practice - though since becoming mother to Henry, 17 months, she's had less opportunity to ride the waves.

She said: "My church is surfing and yoga. If I can get in a surf or practice yoga then I will.

"Yoga's great for when you've got a full brain and can't stop the mind chatter.

"Surfing is an utter, necessary part of my life, though I'm less obsessive than I used to be. I used to be up at 4.30am in my car, driving, trying to see where there was a break and what was going on."

Minnie also told how she likes to take her young son to the beach, and that they learn about the sea life they find there together.

She added: "If the tide's out we'll look at the anemones and the starfish and the crabs.

"Somebody told me that if you hum next to a hermit crab, it brings it out - and it works.

"Henry goes up and hums at any shell he sees now, because he thinks there's going to be a crab in it."

Minnie's next film, 'Motherhood' is released next month.

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