Rachel Weisz "keeps muddling through"

04/11/2008 at 09:37 AM ET


Like many mothers, Rachel Weisz struggled to find balance between her work and home life. With an Oscar win in spring 2006 for The Constant Gardener, she saw her career take an upward swing at the same time her personal life was at an all-time high — she was expecting her first child in early summer. However, scripts kept pouring in for roles that she wanted to take.

I’ve been offered more interesting roles with incrediblyinteresting directors and I’m sure the Oscar has a lot to dowith that.

The 38-year-old actress felt that she should take advantage of the higher-caliber characters and films being offered to her, so — with a 10-week maternity leave under her belt — Rachel and son Henry Chance, now 22 months, headed to the set. Although tough at first, Rachel considers the decision to return to work one of the better ones she’s made — and acknowledges that it’s the norm for many women.

You muddle through and figure it out and get exhausted andkeep muddling through. I just joined the ranks ofmillions of working mums out there and I have great respect forthem because there is a lot of juggling to do.

Rachel’s latest film, My Blueberry Nights, is out now. She is engaged to director Darren Aronofsky.

Source: Reuters

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nata on

I dont remember did she win for best or supporting actress?

lesli on

i am so happy to read celebrities finally saying stuff that speaks to me…mentioning the “ugly” side of motherhood. Like Rachel and Gwyneth recently saying motherhood is exhausting and they are “muddling through” or are a “wreck” with two kids. I have a beautiful smart 8 year old daughter and funny goofy 18month old son. I work and am loving my kids but am very tired and sometiems so stressed by all the things they need ALL of the time. Sometimes i want to change my name to “sh*t” or some other word they cant say just so they cant call me Mom for a few minutes. LOL
Celebrities are always quoted as saying how happy they are and how much joy they feel and blah blah blah. Of course we all feel these things but I want to hear about how they are struggling too. so thank you rachel and gwyneth for speaking some truth.

GG on

Wow, Rachel reminds me of those madonnas of rennaissance paintings, perhaps that’s why her baby looks like an absolute CHERUB, I mean Suri, Shiloh, Valentina etc. are all cute and all children are beautiful but this is one ethereal Mother-child combo, sweet!

Moe on

Who is Henry’s father? He’s a beautiful little boy. I love his curls!

Alice on

I love Rachel but she’s in a different position from alot of us in that she gets paid enormously well and can afford lots of outside help. I’m sure that she and Gwyneth struggle but they’re also have lots of advantages.

Sasha on

Nata, I believe Oscar for best supporting actress and the Golden Globe for best supporting actress in 2006. The best actress Oscar went to Reese Witherspoon in ’06.

Becky on

Regal. classy and beautiful are the three qualities that come to mind, whenever I see her pic. The little boy looks a lot like his mother and is very cute.

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