Everything was coming together for Sienna Miller: a steady relationship, a successful movie career and a life she loved in London.
“I was overwhelmed by how normal it felt,” the first-time mom tells Vogue for its January issue.
“It was like, ‘There you are — that’s what I’ve been missing.’ Like we’re both in on something only we know. An amazing sense of being complicit with a little being.”
Rounding out the tight-knit trio is Marlowe’s father, and Miller’s boyfriend, Tom Sturridge, 29, whom she began dating in 2011.
“[He’s] grounded, intelligent, kind and [an] intact person,” she says of the actor. “That’s amazing to be around. That’s the father of my child. There’s no drama.”
Despite leading a “very normal” life together — both at their home in London and a cottage in the country — Miller, 32, jokes their day-to-day is anything but mundane.
“I’m painting it as very boring! No, it’s not. It’s a living hell,” she jokes. “We go to the country. I like to cook and go to Whole Foods. I have a dog, not a dog but a bear, who when I walk pulls me over flat on my face into the mud.”
She adds, “My baby pukes on me. It’s life. It’s very much a normal life. I really don’t want to sound boring. It’s completely crazy and illicit behind closed doors.”
But Sturridge serves as much more than a strong support system in her personal life: the Orphans actor has also helped Miller push herself professionally.
The couple worked together — with Marlowe babbling beside them — to prepare Miller for her Foxcatcher audition tape.
“He was like, ‘You’ve got to really learn it,’ ” Miller, who later landed the role as Olympic gold medalist Dave Schultz’s wife, says. “‘If you want to do this job, you’re going to have to make a really amazing tape.’ I think you can hear [Marlowe] in the background.”
But their working relationship is a two-way street.
“As much as he helps my work, I help him,” Miller shares. “We’re both completely supportive of that need for creative output. At the moment, we’re just both trying to blast it to get to a really great place.”
— Anya Leon