Being a working mother is no picnic, as is the case with actresses who must juggle their parental responsibilities with their demanding movie careers.
In an interview with Radio Times, Carey Mulligan drew attention to one area that she sees lacking in Hollywood: childcare on film and TV sets.
“I don’t think being a working mother in our industry has been made that much easier. It’s incredibly difficult. Childcare is so expensive,” she told the Radio Times, as reported by the Guardian.
“I’ve never, ever been on a set where they have childcare but I’ve been on lots of sets where lots of people have very young children,” said the 33-year-old working mom, who shares two children with husband Marcus Mumford of Mumford & Sons.
“I had my daughter on the set of [the films] ‘Mudbound’ and ‘Wildlife’, and loads of the crew had kids but they had to arrange childcare,” she continued. “It’s always incredibly complicated.”
Having childcare facilities on set, she explained, “would make it possible for a lot of talented people to come and do their job.”