Helen Mirren has spoken about her decision not to have children.
The 70-year-old actress, who was last year named Britain’s most empowering woman, told Sunday Times Culture Magazine that she loves children, but just never wanted her own.
“I love children, they are so funny and so sweet, but I never wanted my own.
“I have never had a moment of regret about not having children. Well, I lie. When I watched the movie, Parenthood, I sobbed for about 20 minutes.
“It was about the whole story of being a parent and how it never stops, even when you’re a grandparent.
"I realised I would never experience that, and for about 20 minutes, I sobbed for the loss of that and the fact that I never experienced it.
“Then I got over it and I was happy again.”
Phew, a happy ending for our British heroine.