Amanda Peet has recently been very outspoken about infant vaccinations. In a current interview with Gotham, she spoke out more on the controversial topic and opened up about her experience with postpartum depression.
On if she feels like an advocate for infant vaccinations: “Yes. The idea is that by the age of two, every child should be vaccinated—the organization is called Every Child by Two. I think there’s a feeling, especially in Hollywood, that it’s cool to be really skeptical of pharmaceutical companies. I think that we’re so used to being skeptical that sometimes we take it too far. It leads to what can be really dangerous misinformation.” She added that she takes her role as a mother very seriously, “I wanted to be a mom. I wanted a baby for so long, and as soon as I met David I knew that I wanted him to be the father of my children.”
On her experience with postpartum depression after the birth of her daughter Frankie: “[After I gave birth] I had a fairly serious postpartum depression. I think it was because I had a really euphoric pregnancy.” She added, “I was like a princess and I was just euphoric and productive and I felt really sexy. But it all came crashing down the second she was born. And I was sleep-deprived beyond belief.”
On if her expectations of motherhood were somewhat unrealistic: “Fulfilled, yes. And now I want to be honest about it because I think there’s still so much shame when you have mixed feelings about being a mom instead of feeling this sort of “bliss.” I think a lot of people still really struggle with that, but it’s hard to find other people who are willing to talk about it…. In a weird way, the thing that’s been the most extraordinary about being a mom is the craving that I have for her—it’s strange because I’m in love with David, but then I’m also in love with this other person.”
On if she picks different roles now that she’s a mom: “No. I still feel really competitive and ambitious— and sad and hurt if someone doesn’t like me.” She went on to say “I think if you’ve gotten an Academy Award, maybe you feel you’re really incredibly lucky, and that you’ve been nominated, you’ve been anointed. Maybe you feel like it’s easier to leave the party. I think I’ve found that kind of peacefulness… but it came more when I met David, I think, and probably partly because he’s a writer and started reading my scripts.”
Source: Gotham Magazine
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Kate Hudson is on the latest cover of W magazine. In the magazine, she opens up about everything from her new film, Bride Wars, to her ex-husband Chris Robinson, to her favorite subject of all: her 4-year-old son, Ryder.
On her 4-year-old son, Ryder Robinson: “He’s superathletic. I just signed him up for tennis camp. He’s very good at riding a bike – no training wheels. And he’s skiing! I was at that age too, but not as good as he is.”
On if she feels she missed out on anything considering she had her son at the young age of 24: “Am I gonna look back and say, God, I wish I could have gone to that…that…concert? I’d rather be listening to my son sing songs. I’d rather be watching him sleep.”
On co-parenting with her ex-husband, Chris Robinson: “We iChat with Chris constantly. No matter what is going on in my life, relationship-wise, Chris takes absolute precedence. It’s important for Ryder to hear me say how wonderful Chris is, and how much Chris misses him.”
For the complete W magazine interview with Kate, click here.
Source: W magazine
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Gwen Stefani, 38, is pictured arriving at a hospital in Los Angeles, California today – not to give birth, but for a pre-natal appointment. Gwen who manages to look stylish as ever and husband Gavin Rossdale are expecting their second child – the baby will join big brother Kingston, 2, very soon. We’ll keep you posted!
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Dennis Quaid and his wife Kimberly were spotted strolling with their twins, Thomas Boone, and, Zoe Grace, in Berlin, Germany on Wednesday.
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While filming Desperate Housewives in Hollywood yesterday – Eva Longoria revealed what looked like a baby bump – but it could just be part of the script. This season, her character Gabrielle puts on weight and cuts her hair.
Longoria, 33, and husband Tony Parker have made no secret about their desire to have children – so far rumors have been denied.
Just last month, Eva was spotted in a bikini while on vacation – looking far from pregnant.