“When I was hired to do this film I wasn’t a mother myself yet,” Troian told Mamamia. “But now the major theme of the film for me is that it’s about an artist who was no longer able to create, who was no longer able to act on her impulses. It looks at the major detriment this takes on her life.
“Now that I have a baby girl I totally relate to the motherhood side of it, to the idea of trying to forge your own identity.
“They say that the day a baby is born, a mother is born as well. So now I have this part of my brain that is always being occupied with ‘is my child safe? is she healthy?’. There is a part of you that gets sacrificed.
“I love this film because it makes it clear that you can’t just expect that stuff to go away, you have to feed it. You can still be an incredible mother and do the things you want to do in your life. What you can’t do is squash your dreams inside of…