Emma Thompson's depression over infertility

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly about her long, successful career in Hollywood and her new film, Stranger Than Fiction, costarring Will Ferrell, actress / screenwriter (Sense & Sensibility) Emma Thompson, 47, shared one of her darkest periods. Emma, who has a daughter, 6-year-old Gaia, with her husband, actor Greg Wise, says she had a lengthy, unsuccessful and difficult round with in-vitro fertilization, that left her with feelings of failure and guilt.

"After that, we tried to have another child, it didn’t work, and I went into a deep clinical depression," she says. "It’s only now that I no longer count other people’s children or judge myself harshly for not providing my daughter with a sibling."

We had posted back in January about Emma and Greg adopting a 17 year old Rwandan orphan, but he’s apparently off to college!

Source: EW, Nov. 24, 2006, pg. 24

Can you relate to Emma’s struggle with infertility?

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