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Os­car win­ner Pa­tri­cia Ar­quette (left) ad­mits that she strug­gled as a sin­gle mother in her 20s when she was bring­ing up her son. The Boy­hood star, who won an Os­car for her por­trayal of Olivia Evans in the com­ing-of-age film, said that she based her char­ac­ter on her own ex­pe­ri­ences of bring­ing up her son Enzo, now 26, re­ported Huff­in­g­ton Post. “I was a sin­gle mom when I was 20, and there were times where I didn’t know if I could buy him di­a­pers and food,” she said. “I knew what that was like. I was win­ning that award for a char­ac­ter in Boy­hood who pre­dom­i­nantly raised her two kids and had to move them time and time again,” she added. The 47-year-old ac­tor, who also has a 12-year- -old daugh­ter, opened up about the im­por­tance of women be­ing re­garded as equals to their male coun­ter­parts. “In Amer­ica, we have only 30% of fam­i­lies liv­ing in the tra­di­tional ‘dad is the bread­win­ner, mom stays home’ model,” she said.

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