London: Veteran actress Helen Mirren says she does not regret her decision of missing being a mother but she cried after watching 'Parenthood'.
The 'Queen' actress, 70, has been with director Taylor Hackford since 1986 but married in 1997. She has two stepchildren from husband Hackford's previous relationship, reported Daily Mirror.
"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," she said.
She added, "Then I got over it and I was happy again."
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