By peoplestaff225
Updated September 10, 2009 04:00 PM

When Victoria Beckham departed her native England for the sunny shores of California, she was greeted by many with sympathy. You won’t find the 35-year-old Spice Girl feeling downtrodden about the experience, however. “I love America,” she says in the cover story for the October issue of ELLE magazine. “It’s such a positive country.”

She’s also working hard to make sure that her three sons with husband David BeckhamBrooklyn Joseph, 10 ½, Romeo James, 7 and Cruz David, 4 ½ — share her grateful outlook. To that end, Victoria says that laziness won’t be tolerated, promising that her children “bloody well will work…Same as myself, same as David.” She adds,

The couple’s respect for their family as a whole has led them to limit the boys’ public exposure. Drawing an analogy between herself and David and Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Victoria notes that “they might be in a movie together, but that doesn’t mean they’re going to let someone film them at home.”

Even when it is she, herself, soaking up the spotlight Victoria says her thoughts are often elsewhere. “People think I’m a moody bitch,” she concedes. “I do have my insecurities.”

Source: ELLE, October issue

— Missy