*In a New York Times Magazine interview, actress LaTanya Richardson gets candid about her 40-year relationship with husband Samuel L. Jackson, saying he is “smart” but “emotionally disconnected.”

The couple married in 1980 after a long courtship, but Richardson admits their relationship hasn’t always been smooth. She said sometimes she’d call the actor while he was filming on location to see if he missed her, only for him to say, “No.”

“I felt abandoned. It was easier in the earlier years when we sometimes acted together onstage,” she said.

Even though Richardson says the secret to their longevity is “amnesia,” the 62-year-old insists their bond has greatly improved over time.

“He’s changing,” she said. “The other day I cut my hand and he took me to the hospital. Years ago, I’d have to go by myself.”