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Carey Mulligan talks about experience with postpartum depression

push through. Carey Mulligan opened up about her struggles with postpartum depression — and how she was nearly unable to do press for her 2015 film suffragette.

“It was either cancel the whole thing or just go ahead and do it,” Mulligan, 37, told Vanity Fair in an interview published Monday, Oct. 10, about her experience with the mental health problem following the birth of daughter Evelyn Grace in October 2015. “And that—and a combination of a lot of other things, and help and support from everyone around me— was my light.”

Shortly after giving birth, Mulligan – who shares daughter Evelyn and son Wilfred with her husband Marcus Mumford – began to feel the effects of postpartum. When she was asked to return to work for suffragettehowever, she found a way to heal.

portray New York Times author Meghan Twohey in the coming drama She saidthe Great Gatsby star revealed that she and the 45-year-old Illinois native were able to bond over their mutual experience with PPD.

“Megan and I talked about that,” said the… Motive actress shared during her October 10 interview. “We both shared what we had both been through, as so many women have gone through.”

Twohey, for her part, praised Mulligan for the nuance she brought to the role and her sensitivity, while capturing the complexity of the struggles a person faces after childbirth.

“I felt like she really spent a lot of time with me,” the writer said Vanity Fair. “[She] studied me and my family in a way where she could not only express a feeling of me but portray this really personal and even difficult time in my life in a very accurate and respectful way.

Us Weekly broke the news in June 2015 that the Englishwoman and Mumford, 35, were expecting their first child three years after they tied the knot. That same month, she made her baby-building debut while attending the 2015 Tony Awards in New York City.

Upon Evelyn’s arrival in October 2015, a source said: U.S at the time, The baby is healthy. [Carey and Marcus] have enjoyed being parents and their friends and family are excited.”

Sep 2017, U.S confirmed that Mulligan and Mumford had welcomed son Wilfred. While the couple has never officially announced that the… never leave me star was pregnant, a source told exclusively U.S at the time “They loved being parents and their friends and family are excited.”

A year after the birth of their second little one, Mulligan shared how his mother had changed her outlook on life during an interview with UK magazine.

“What changes about motherhood? Well, your whole life – there’s no denying it – everything changes,” she explained at the time. “As for my job, I don’t know if motherhood is always the first thought that comes to my mind when I read a script, but I I suspect it has changed my attitude.”

Prior to their romance, the hiker The actress and the musician were previously pen pals from their childhood before their friendship blossomed into romance in 2011. U.S exclusively reported that the couple had married in April 2012, surrounded by their family and friends. Fellow A-list stars — including Jake Gyllenhaal, Sienna Miller and Colin firth – were all present.

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