Carey Mulligan Gets Real About Her Postpartum Depression Struggle

Pushing through. Carey Mulligan opened up about her struggle with postpartum depression — and how she almost wasn’t able to do press for her 2015 film, Suffragette.

“It was either cancel the whole thing or just get on and do it,” Mulligan, 37, told Vanity FairIn an interview published on Monday October 10, she spoke about her experience with mental health after giving birth in October 2015 to Evelyn Grace. “And that — and a combination of lots of other things, and help and support from everyone around me — was my light.”

Shortly after giving birth, Mulligan — who shares daughter Evelyn, and son Wilfred, with husband Marcus Mumford — began feeling the effects of postpartum. When she was asked to go back to work, SuffragetteShe found a way to heal.

Portraying New York TimesWriter Meghan TwoheyIn the upcoming dramaShe SaidThe Great GatsbyStar revealed that she and the 45-year-old Illinois native were able to bond through their shared experience with PPD.

“Megan and I talked about that,” the DriveDuring her October 10, interview, actress shared. “We both shared what we had both been through, like so many women have been through.”

Twohey, for her portion, praised Mulligan’s nuance and her sensitivity to the role. She also admired her ability to capture the complexity of what it takes to give birth.

“I felt like she really spent a lot of time with me,” the writer told Vanity Fair. “[She] studied me and my family in a way in which she was able to not just portray a sense of me, but to portray this really personal and even difficult time in my life, in a very accurate and respectful way.”

Us Weekly broke the news in June 2015 that the England native and Mumford, 35, were expecting their first child three years after they tied the knot. In the same month, she also made her debut with her baby bump at the 2015 Tony Awards in New York City.

Upon Evelyn’s arrival in October 2015, a source told UsAt the time, The baby is healthy. [Carey and Marcus] have been loving being parents and their friends and family are thrilled.”

September 2017 UseRumours that Mumford and Mulligan had given birth to Wilfred were confirmed. The couple did not announce the news publicly. Never Let Me GoA source exclusively revealed that star was pregnant Use at the time that “They have been loving being parents and their friends and family are thrilled.”

Mulligan, one year after giving birth to their second child, spoke candidly about how being a mom has changed her outlook on life in an interview with U.K. magazine.

“What does motherhood change? Well, your whole life — it’s undeniable — it changes everything,” she explained at the time. “As regards my work, I don’t know if motherhood is always the first thought on my mind when I read a script, but I would suspect it’s altered my attitude.”

Before their romance, Walker The actress and the musician were childhood pen pals, before their friendship blossomed to romance in 2011. UseExclusively reported that the couple were married in April 2012 in the company of their family and friends. Fellow A-list stars — including Jake Gyllenhaal, Sienna MillerAnd Colin Firth — were all in attendance.