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Emma Thompson: you can’t work and be a great mother at the same time

Oscar-winning actress Emma Thompson says women need to take time off from work in order to be a great mum.
Emma Thompson

The 55-year-old Love Actually star put her acting career on hold for 12 months to look after her children full-time.

“You can’t be a great mum and keep working all the time,” she told the Daily Mail.

“I wanted to spend more time with my family. A year off was my birthday present to myself. I didn’t actually act or write. I was just a mum.”

Thompson, who has a 14-year-old daughter, Gaia, and a 26-year-old adopted son, said motherhood was a full-time job.

“I highly recommend others to do the same if they can afford it,” Thompson said to the Daily Mail.

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