Sienna Miller says she has wasted her thirties trying to tick off marriage and motherhood.
"I'd invested what felt like the important years in something that was just a bucket with a hole in it of a person. I wasted time. And I felt like time was really my currency," the actor, now 40, told Vogue.
Recalling her thirties, she added: "There was a lot of anxiety. Relationships hadn't worked out – I imagined that I would be married with three kids, being a great mum."
While not married, the Anatomy of a Scandal star was previously engaged to her ex, actor Tom Sturridge, with whom she shares 10-year-old daughter Marlowe Ottoline Layng. The former couple dated from 2011-2015 and remain friends.
Miller may not have had the marriage and numerous children she once expected she'd have by 40, but gushed about motherhood. '" love being a mother. It's what I do best," she said.
The star also shared a sweet detail about her daughter when discussing Sturridge's new relationship with presenter and fashion designer Alexa Chung - one she is, notably, "really happy" about.
Addressing Sturridge's new relationship, she noted: 'It's genuinely lovely. Marlowe comes home with Alexa's jumpers that I steal. I've got one upstairs."
Miller, who was also previously engaged to Jude Law in 2004, is currently dating 25-year-old model Oli Green.
In her interview with the same publication, Miller said of men her age: "There's a misogyny that is ingrained in men of my age and older that I don't see in [the] generation below.
As for her new decade of life, she's 'excited".
"As a young woman I was so trivialised and so insubstantial-seeming, but there's very little that anyone can say to a 40-year-old woman. And I also don't give a f**k," she added.
"It was such a headline in my life – what people thought of me. It was so loud that I believed it. Now I've got to a point where it's absolutely none of your business."
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