For Resident Evil star Milla Jovovich, a leisurely maternity leave was only briefly an option after the birth of daughter Ever Gabo, 2½.
“I definitely imagined I’d slow down once I had the baby but then everything just kind of sped up,” she confesses to the Sydney Morning Herald.
“My husband [Paul W.S. Anderson] and I just had our anniversary and I wrote him this long letter. I told him it’s crazy how it feels like life is so rushed and so hurried.”
“Everything is ‘Gotta do it, gotta do it’ and our beautiful baby is growing so fast,” Jovovich — who will appear in eight films over the next two years — continues. “It’s three years later. What happened? Where did our lives go?”
Regardless of her bustling career, Jovovich insists that “Ever is my priority” and having a child “changed … absolutely everything.”
If one thing has suffered, however, the actress, 34, suggests it might be her social life. “It’s work and baby, work and baby,” she muses. “Apart from that, I don’t have much of a life.”
Being a mom “takes up all your energy,” Jovovich notes. “I used to be able to come home and chill out and read a book. Now I come home and it’s full on work. I get, ‘Mama! Let’s play!’ It’s added a whole new dimension to my life and you just have to keep your energy going for so much longer than you normally would.”
At the same time, Jovovich is quick to clarify that she has no complaints.
“I’m so blessed I have a career where I can take her with me and bring her to work,” she says.