August 07, 2008 07:00 AM

In a new interview with Gotham magazine, Amanda Peet reveals that she struggled with "a fairly serious postpartum depression" following the birth of her daughter Frances ‘Frankie’ Pen, 17-months. The 36-year-old actress says that the feelings of euphoria she enjoyed while pregnant "all came crashing down the second [Frankie] was born;" expecting to feel "fulfilled," Amanda says she instead felt "sleep-deprived beyond belief" and ambivalent about motherhood. She adds,

The most "extraordinary" thing about being Frankie’s mom is "the craving" Amanda says she has for her daughter. It is a craving that Amanda — married to screenwriter David Benioff since 2006 — has had for some time.

Click ‘continue reading’ to read about Amanda’s decision to work with Every Child By Two.

Amanda’s recent advocacy on behalf of the pro-vaccine organization Every Child By Two — for which she will be taping a public service announcement — has garnered headlines, and she says she hopes her efforts will help "clarify and dispel some of the misinformation about the dangers of vaccines and the association between autism and vaccines." She adds,

Source: Gotham; Photo by Flynet.

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