Many actresses have spoken recently about the struggle to balance the long hours filming and promoting with motherhood.
Gwyneth Paltrow in particular received an angry backlash when she announced that she felt balancing work and motherhood was harder for her than other working women.
Now award winning actress and mum-of-three Kate Winslet has added her thoughts on the issue.
“We've heard a lot from actresses recently about how difficult it is,” Kate commented in an interview. “But we should never be saying that it's difficult because we are so bloody lucky. It's just not an OK thing to share.”
Kate has three children, Mia age 14, Joe, age 11 and Bear, just 10 months old. She married her current husband Ned Rocknoll in 2012, and Bear is their first child together. Kate was previously married to film directors Jim Threapleton and Sam Mendes.
While Kate acknowledges that as a successful actress she has more resources than most when it comes to her children being cared for while she works, it’s the emotional strain, not the financial which makes being a working mum difficult.
“The thing for me personally that is a difficult transition is that my life at home is just so different to my life at work,” the 38-year-old actress explained.
“It doesn't matter which of the two is harder, it's the emotional – rather than logistic – jump from one place to another that's difficult. The juggling of it all…”
“It's always a juggle, but isn't it for every working mother?”