Claire Foy discusses everything from dealing with a tumour scare as a teenager, to motherhood, to her split with Stephen Campbell Moore in a candid new interview with Vogue.
The 34-year-old, who was married to Campbell Moore, 40, for four years before they announced they were going their separate ways in February, says of their relationship: “I’m incredibly lucky that I have a child with someone I deeply love and who is my best friend.”
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The pair share daughter Ivy Rose, who they welcomed in 2015.
Foy, who has been busy promoting her latest movie “The Girl in the Spider’s Web”, gushes of the little one, “It’s amazing seeing them discover everything for the first time, she’s like a border collie.”
“She needs to run outside. She loves pulling faces. And then everybody goes, ‘Oh, another actor in the family?’ I don’t want people to put that on kids. I mean, when I was a kid I was just told to shut up, it was quite nice.”
Foy’s interview also sees her open up about her life as a high school student, with her telling the mag: “I looked s**t, I was s**t at everything, and my life was going to be a disaster—that’s definitely what I felt.”
She then recalls how things got a lot worse rather than getting better, when a tumour was found behind one of her eyes during her final year.
The actress had surgery and steroid therapy while waiting for a biopsy to find out whether the tumour was cancerous. Foy admits “dying” quickly became her biggest fear.
The tumour ended up being benign, however, Foy insists the treatment still took its toll on her.
“With steroids come all sorts of things an 18-year-old girl shouldn’t have to think about, like putting on loads of weight and this thing called ‘moon face,’ where you gain water in your face and become almost unrecognizable. And acne, and having a massive eye with black stitches in it. I didn’t care, because I was alive.”