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10/01/2019

Keira Knightley: Mothers Deserve More Credit

Keira Knightley doesn't believe mothers are credited enough for the "physical and emotional marathon" they endure when they have children.

The actress has a three-year-old daughter Edie with her husband James Righton and is calling for more praise for woman when they become mothers.

She told Balance magazine: "I come from a place of amazing privilege. I have an incredible support system; I've been unbelievably lucky in my career; I can afford good childcare, and yet I still find it really f***ing difficult."

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"It's OK to say that. It doesn't mean I don't love my kid, it's just me admitting that the sleep deprivation, the hormonal changes, the shift in relationship with my partner, are all things that make me feel as if I'm failing on a daily basis. I have to remind myself that I haven't failed, I'm just doing what I can do, but it's not easy."

Her comments follow earlier claims that she isn't a maternal person, but wanted to experience parenthood as an important "part of life".

She added: "I do miss going out. I loved it. I felt like a big part of myself was the self that was out dancing until six in the morning most nights unless I was on a film. That's a difficult shift for any couple when you have a child. I don't think we would have survived physically for that much longer if we'd kept going at that rate, but it was a big shift. I think the first year we tried to pretend that we could have that life still, and we can't - not being the parents that we want to be."



(JG)

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"Keira Knightley doesn't believe mothers are credited enough for the "physical and emotional marathon" they endure when they have children."