Minnie Driver Says Henry’s a Big Talker

09/15/2010 at 04:00 PM ET

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As a first time mom, Minnie Driver is experiencing all the emotions that come along in being a parent to son Henry Story.

“He’s doing fantastic!” Driver, 40, told PEOPLE at the Toronto International Film Festival premiere of Conviction. “He turned two last Sunday and he’s starting to talk.”

His love of socializing may have been inherited from Driver herself.

“We just had a long conversation on the phone before I came here to the premiere and he just loves to talk. He doesn’t shut up like me,” she says proudly.

“His first word was ‘car’. I don’t know where that came from. I have to ask him when he can form full sentences.”

In the legal drama Conviction, hitting in theaters Oct. 15, Driver stars opposite Hilary Swank in the real-life story of Betty Ann Waters, a single mother of two who put herself through law school in order to exonerate her wrongly-convicted brother from prison.

When asked what she’d be willing to do for the people she loved in her life, Driver admits her maternal instincts would kick into high gear if anything happened to her son.

“I’d die for him” she says. “I’d jump in front of car or whatever for him. I would understand that feeling with my brothers and sisters. I mean categorically with my son but with my family I would do whatever it takes. I completely understand that strong, fierce love for another.”

— Paul Chi

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Sarah S. on

Oh, Henry is such a cutie-pie!!

Holly on


CelebBabyLover on

Can I borrow him for a few days? 🙂

kmb on

ah he’s so cute and chubby!!!! love it!

LeeLee on

Anyone watch Real World New Orleans on MTV? Henry looks like a lil baby Knight!! I just watched it last night.

Becky on

How freaking cute is he?

Lowcountry mama on


Deltamama on

I LOOOOVE a fat baby!!!

Linnea on

Henry is SOOOO Eddie Izzard’s son!!! OMG!

Reagan on

Before children, I remember hearing mothers say “I’d jump in front of a bus for my child” and think, ‘How is that possible?’

As a mother of three… Yes, I would. And I have. (And fortunately wasn’t injured!)

Gina on

Love, love those chubby legs 🙂

Chicagogal! on

He’s cute but seriously put some pants on the kid.

Sarah M. on

CelebBabyLover – I get him first!

Chicagogal! – Judging from the picture, they were at the beach. He was probably running in and out of the water and she figured he’d be uncomfortable with wet pants and would put a whole new outfit on him later. I would guess they just stopped for a quick photo and then went back to playing, again. If they were walking down the street or something, I would maybe see a problem, but not in this instance!

He is one of my favorite celeb babies!