Helen Mirren has been married to Taylor Hackford for 13 years now, but she insists that she was never big into the idea of having babies with him, even though it would’ve been a nice “memory” of their relationship.
“There were men in my life with whom I would like to have had children – this lovely little thing as a memory of this or that relationship.
“But children grow up and become emotional attachments. They don’t want to see you and they behave like I behaved as a teenager.”
“I just want to be ‘me’. There is something wonderful about knowing I can do what I choose, work commitments notwithstanding, without encumbrance.
“I always did – and still do – value my freedom too highly.”
Moms out there, what do you think? After having children do you miss your freedom? Or do you not feel like it’s been an issue for you?
Helen seems like so much fun to be around, but I wonder if she’s ever felt like anything is missing in her life.
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