In a new interview, Love Child star Jessica Marais has spoken out about how she chose motherhood over Hollywood.
Speaking to Stellar magazine, the Aussie actress who shares daughter Scout - now five – with ex-fiancé James Stewart, reflected on falling pregnant at 27 amidst persuing a career in Hollywood.
“When you hit 30 I think, inevitably, whether you’ve had children or not, I think you re-evaluate your life a little bit... Look, I don’t want to get hung up on what I’ve missed out on or what I regret,” she said.
Obviously there are things I think I have, but I’ve also been wonderfully blessed and what she [Scout] has brought to my life has changed me. It hasn’t always been easy, but it’s changed me. And it continues to change me or challenge me — and so does work. That’s interesting as well.”
Jessica attempted to crack Tinseltown back in 2011 when she starred as a gangster’s moll in the TV series Magic City, and she hasn’t exactly ruled out a rutrn to Hollywood in the future.
“It was short-lived and very particular, that experience,” she explains.
“It also was one that I fell pregnant during and had my daughter closely after, so there’s a whole bunch of... stuff. I would love to go back and give it a go, but I just don’t know. It’s about fitting life in, and life with Scout, and we’re a split family and we have to all think of each other when we make decisions.”
Watch this space!