Motherhood gives me perspective: Keira
British actor Keira Knightley (left) feels that motherhood has put everything into perspective and curbed her fear of failing. The 30-yearold, who has five-year-old daughter Edie, with husband James Righton, had previously rejected the lead role in the Broadway show Therese Raquin but since giving birth to her little girl, she is not worried about failing anymore. “I think motherhood puts everything into perspective, I really do. I’ve been offered (the Therese Raquin part) a bunch of times and I’ve always gone, ‘Well, this is scary and this is really difficult’,” she says. She also says she still finds it terrifying, but can at least think of giving it a go. “I’m grateful that I became a mother while doing something unbelievably difficult, because honestly, the worst that could happen is that you fail, but I’ve been lucky,” she said.
I’m grateful I became a mother while doing something difficult, because the worst that could happen is that you fail
Keira Knightley, actor