She was scared motherhood would change her.
Actress Kat Stewart says she delayed having a child because she thought it would change her irrevocably and rob her of her career ambition.
She and her partner David Whiteley had their first child, Archie, three years ago.
In an interview with Monty Diamond from Show and Tell, Stewart said was so concerned about her career and losing her focus that she scheduled work in for dates just after the birth and didn’t even tell anyone she was pregnant until she was about five months along.
“I had this paranoia that if I had a baby — which is probably why we put it off for so long — that I’d never work again and that I would lose all my ambition and focus and that I’d be a different person,” she said.