Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Dame Mirren Ramps Up Forthright Childfreedom

'I am better off without kids,' says Helen Mirren
Veteran actress Dame Helen Mirren has lashed out at people who think that childless women are sad as "bulls**t".

The Oscar winner recently admitted that she is more contented without kids and isn't disappointed at not having any of her own.

"I am thrilled that I don't have children - I have the thing I love, which is freedom. In a funny way, if you don't have children, you can concern yourself more generously with the extended family and let other people have the children," Contactmusic quoted her, as saying.

"It's a bit of a guilty secret because as a woman, you're almost expected to be sad if you don't have children, but that's bulls**t. There have always been women who don't have kids," she added.
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As one of the few openly childfree celebrities, such remarks are particularly notable. Ironically, they have recently come only from mothers, such as Hayek and Hoffman, who perhaps can get away with such things more readily than we barren.

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