Rachel Weisz has shed light on juggling her successful acting career as a parent.
In the June edition of Harper’s Bazaar UK, the cover star, 50, who shares son Henry, 11, with ex Darren Aronofsky and a 20-month-old daughter with husband Daniel Craig, ‘took off her hat’ to fellow working moms while advocating female empowerment.
Posing in elegant outfits for the accompanying shoot of the publication, the screen star also reflected on signing up for Marvel’s upcoming movie Black Widow nine months after welcoming her second child – an experience she describes as “daunting.”
“Isn’t that what all mothers do all the time?” Rachel Weisz has shed light on juggling her successful acting career as a parent in the June edition of Harper’s Bazaar UK
The award-winning thespian has been active in the film industry since its fame in 1992.
Rachel insisted that she is proud to follow in the footsteps of mothers who manage to maintain and share their workload with parenting: “Isn’t that what all mothers do all the time?
“And we’ve been doing it for centuries. Hats off to working moms! Added the media personality.
Last year, the actress was announced as the latest addition to the Black Widow line-up alongside titular star Scarlett Johansson.
‘We’ve been doing it for ages’: the cover star, 50, took off her hat’ to fellow working moms while advocating female empowerment
Working Parents: TV and Movie Star shares son Henry, 11, with ex Darren Aronofsky and a 20-month-old daughter with husband Daniel Craig (pictured with Daniel in 2020)
In the film, directed by Cate Shortland, Rachel turns into Melina Vostokoff, an experienced, trained spy who serves as the mother figure for Natasha (Scarlett).
When he agreed to take on the physical role a little less than a year after giving birth, the Westminster resident admitted, “I think all women would recognize that as daunting.
“Let’s say I didn’t have my core. It was a good incentive to do some Pilates and dance cardio … ‘.
Despite the challenging tasks associated with Melina, the favorite star claimed that her character helped her identify with other female superheroes in the Marvel franchise.
Busy bee: Last year, the actress was announced as the newest addition to the Black Widow lineup alongside titular star Scarlett Johansson (pictured left with Scarlett and Florence Pugh)
She explained, “When I looked at Wonder Woman, I completely identified with the character, more than with a male action figure. There is a little tomboy brunette and she grew up and now she is saving the world!
“I just liked having one [Brie Larson in Captain Marvel] forcibly handling all the things that the world threw at her and that was fairly tough, but also funny and vulnerable.
“I found it very interesting to see a woman take on such enemies. She really has incredible superpowers, she sure can fly, right? Watching a woman fly! While I looked at it, I was her. ‘
“I think all women would recognize that as daunting”: Westminster resident spoke of agreeing to take physical role just under a year after giving birth
Rachel also discussed the progress of on-screen representation of women, stating, “The 1980s and 1990s really weren’t for women.
Available now: You can read Rachel’s full interview in the June issue of the publication
“But I watched black and white movies with my mom a lot – Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Katharine Hepburn, they were very powerful in the stories. Bette Davis had no superpowers, but she is extremely powerful.
“I think it’s important for girls who grow up to see stories that focus on women, and to see a female politician or a female prime minister. It is about identification, it sees possibilities. We need more stories about women. We need more role models! ‘
While her 28 years on the big screen have earned her an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award and a British Academy Film Award, the Deep Blue Sea actress admitted she has more gratitude for ‘real heroes’ than other performers.
She said, “I’m not a nurse or a doctor, or a dustman or teacher. They are the real superheroes. I’m worthless. I can’t help save someone’s life, but I might be able to help cheer people up. ‘
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