Emma Thompson says she is taking a break from acting in 2011 to spend more time with her family. The Nanny McPhee actress and mother-of-two made her announcement shortly after receiving her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Friday (August 6).
“I’m not going to fundraise or perform or travel, except in pursuit of new vistas with my family,” Emma told The Hollywood Reporter. I’ve been meaning to do this for a long, long time, but it’s been like putting the brakes on a large ship because there is so much going on.”
The Oscar-winning actress also talked about the toll that being an entertainer has taken on her and revealed that she suffers from depression. “I find the job I do emotionally very demanding,” she said. “I suffer from occasional mild depression, which I think is a very common thing – it’s fantastically common in my country and probably in yours, too – and it’s a very much hidden thing people don’t talk about. I think it should be discussed.”
Emma and husband Greg Wise are parents to daughter Gaia, 10, and son Tindyebwa, 23, who they adopted from Rwanda in 2003.