Lea Thompson’s made her views known on what it takes to be a successful actress in Hollywood.
The star questioned how many actresses remain successful after welcoming a child, during an interview with Justin Long on his podcast “Life is Short”.
Thompson is married to director Howard Deutch and the pair share daughters Zoey Deutch, 24, an actress, and filmmaker Madelyn Deutch, 28.
Talking about how she met her other half on the set of the 1987 flick “Some Kind of Wonderful”, Thompson said, “He had a crush on me. But at this point still I was engaged to Dennis Quaid. So, I had to kind of get out of that before… but it was a crazy time.”
She added, according to E!: “I did 900 movies in a row, but what happens is it all screeches to a halt when you have a baby.”
“I wanna do the research on this because, once you push a baby out, you can’t be a movie star anymore,” she said.
As Long questioned whether that was a “scientific fact,” Thompson insisted Meryl Streep was the only actress she could think of where it wasn’t the case.
She went on to say that you can adopt a baby, but “once you actually create a placenta” you “can’t be a movie star anymore.”
Thompson continued, “Does your face change that much? Or what happens? I never did a movie after that, a starring role, I did ‘The Beverly Hillbillies’, after that I’ve never done a big feature.”