SHE MIGHT HAVE played Trinity, the tough-as-nails, black-clad character in the Matrix movies, but at home, Carrie-Anne Moss listens to Hindu devotional music, and the occasional rendition of The Wheels on the Bus. 'That's my favourite song right now,' she says with a smile, adding that it's also the most beloved song of her year-old son. 'I can't say I'm in a very big musical time in my life. I have been, but not now. I listen to a lot of spiritual music, really beautiful chants.' Her hardcore posturing in the phenomenally successful Matrix franchise belies Moss' almost earth-mother sensibilities. She's reading a book about attachment parenting, loves the idea of staying home with her child, and is not looking forward to the day when she'll have to travel overseas to shoot a film. Moss was chatty and relaxed doing press for Suspect Zero, a serial killer thriller with Ben Kingsley and Aaron Eckhart. Although reviews for the film were mixed, and it performed less-than-spectacularly at the US box office, critics mostly gave high marks to Moss' performance as FBI agent Fran Kulok on the trail of a mysterious serial killer hunting other serial killers. One of the added dimensions to the movie, which was directed by E. Elias Merhige, is that it uses remote viewing - a form of extra-sensory perception - as a tool. 'When I read the script, I'd just seen a special on remote viewing, so I was aware of it,' says Moss, at a hotel in Beverly Hills. 'I think it's an interesting idea, and I absolutely think it's possible. It's like a muscle - if you exercise it, and you know how to train it, it can definitely be honed. I think women's intuition seems to be stronger.' Moss says she has pretty good intuition, and that her husband, actor Steven Roy, trusts it implicitly. After all, it was that intuition that guided her towards the Matrix films, among the most profitable in movie history. Now, having just come out of another intense film, and soon to start filming Mission: Impossible III with Tom Cruise, she says she wouldn't be averse to the idea of something a little lighter. 'I'm looking for anything that moves me,' she says. 'I guess as an actor, I'm kind of serious, or maybe that's how most people see me. But I'm open to anything. I've got my whole career ahead of me.' At 37, Moss is one of Hollywood's most sought-after actresses. Born in Vancouver, she was named after the song recorded by The Hollies, which hit the charts the same year she was born. She moved to Europe at 20 to launch a career as a model. Before long, she found regular work on an American television show, Dark Justice, which was being filmed in Barcelona, Spain. That led to work in commercials, and roles in the theatre, before Moss made a career in Hollywood. While she's almost become a cult figure thanks to the Matrix films, she says the success of those movies has not been a hindrance to her career. 'It's just gotten better,' she says. 'I was ready to be finished with the Matrix though, because it was time. But it was sad, too. It wasn't like I thought, 'thank God that's over'. I thought it was an amazing time in my life, and I have only fond memories of it.' There are some things she can't shake off - every time she puts on her sunglasses, people immediately recognise her as Trinity. 'A lot of actors put them on to be incognito. But I put them on, and it's like, 'Oh my God, she's here.' But my eyes are too sensitive to the California sun, and I don't really have any choice.' She's regularly offered scripts, but Moss says she declines anything that requires nudity or overt sexuality. 'I've always thought about my children in choosing a movie, even before I ever had kids. I always thought, 'Would I ever want my kid to see this?' It's more in terms of sexual content and violence as well. Besides the fact that I'm a total prude in that area anyway, would I ever want my kids to hear from their friends, 'Hey, that's your mum'? I can't think of anything worse, and I'm sure that has affected the choices I've made. 'There are movies I've enjoyed that have stark sexual content and nudity, and when it's done right it's incredible. But it's not going to be me. If you're not comfortable with that, you can't do it, no matter how good the role is.' Some of her favourite movies include Breakfast at Tiffany's - because she says she's always been able to relate to Holly Golightly - and Gandhi, which she calls 'inspiring'. She's also watched Donnie Darko more times than she can remember. Where style is concerned, Moss doesn't buy into the label-obsessed fashions that so dominate Hollywood. 'I'm into whatever works, and I'm just not very label-conscious,' she says. Also, unlike other actresses who race to shed pregnancy weight as soon as the baby arrives, Moss took her time. 'I had my baby and gained all the weight that a woman gains but I had no reason to rush to lose it. I didn't have any jobs, and I just wanted to be a mum, so there was no pressure. It's taken me about a year, and it's just been in the last month or so that I've gotten back to where I started.' Partly propelled by the upcoming M:I-3, Moss says she went on what she calls the 'movie diet'. 'Basically, no carbs,' she says. But one day a week, she gives in and eats anything she wants - pizza, ice cream, Indian food. 'But after a few Saturdays of that, I really don't want it that much,' she says. She exercises two hours a day - an hour of Pilates, an hour of walking on a treadmill while watching TV - and while that sounds like a lot to most people, Moss said that after the intense training for the Matrix films, it's inconsequential. 'Two hours a day of training is like being at the spa compared to what I had to do for the Matrix,' she says. With a few more movies slated over the next couple of years that she's yet to start shooting, Moss is, for now, enjoying her family life. 'I've always loved travelling and creating a new home while I'm working. Ultimately, it's always a great experience to get to know another culture and to get to know people, and it's always nice to get out of Hollywood. But now that I have a baby, it's very different. It's not as exciting to me to go abroad. I'd much rather go to work and come home. 'But,' she adds, 'it's always nice to get out of Hollywood. It's such a strange place to live.'