Natalie Portman was 30 years old with a high-profiled career and loads of travel under her belt when she welcomed son Aleph in 2011. However, she admits that she had no idea that being a mother was “work.” Instead, she had some rather problematic assumptions about motherhood.
“I love being a mum, but it’s much more intensive work than being an actress – going to work feels like you’ve got a day off,” the actress reveals. “Not that I want a day off from being a mum, it’s just perhaps I had this impression before that mums don’t work. But they work more than anyone.”