By peoplestaff225
Updated July 29, 2009 08:00 AM

Life on the farm continues to suit Vera Farmiga and family just fine. In a new interview with PARADE, the 35-year-old Orphan star says that the upstate New York home she shares with husband Renn Hawkey and the couple’s 6 ½-month-old son Fynn gives her a “great perspective.”

Noting that Renn — a musician and woodworker — made Fynn’s crib by hand, Vera goes on to share that when she signed on for the film she was “desperately trying to get pregnant and wanting to be a mother.” In researching the role, Vera found herself perusing grief Web sites where women detail the emotional aftermath of a miscarriage.

Shortly after the film wrapped, Vera welcomed Fynn via emergency c-section. “There were no complications,” she explains, “so I was thankful for that.”

A byproduct of a large family herself, Vera says that her mom has been an excellent role model. “I’ve sort of been studying her my whole life so I knew what to expect,” she says before adding,

Orphan is in theaters now.

Source: PARADE

— Missy