Rita Wilson: ‘I say a prayer of gratitude every morning’

The actor and singer, 65, on her latest album, her long marriage to Tom Hanks and meeting Princess Di

Hollywood Boulevard was around the corner, growing up. It’s where we went to the shops and movies. It’s not that we were in the Hollywood world – we didn’t know anyone in the business. But being in that special place opened my eyes to the possibilities.

I’m a first-generation American. My dad escaped from communist Bulgaria; my mum is Greek. They were traditional. Dad worked as a bartender, while mum was a homemaker. But from their approaches to life I learned a lot: they had integrity, never felt dissatisfied and were always laughing.

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