I keep seeing myself in my daughter, and I see my mother in me and in her. Bloody hell.
Being a mother adds another emotional dimension, a feel for children that I didn't have before I had one. They were a pain before.
I always loved my mother, felt loved, but she was judgmental. Her father in Ireland didn't approve of women generally, and she took on his values. She believed her own mother was foolish.
My mother was born on a tiny farm in County Mayo. She was meant to stay at home and look after the farm while her brother and sister got an education. However, she came to England on a visit and never went back.
I felt my mother about the place. I don't think she haunts me, but I wouldn't put it past her.
I'm more selective now I've got a family. I don't want to work all the time. My daughter's 12; I don't want to miss out on her life. Soon she'll be a teenager; she won't want me around.
You can't help but feel a little bit like a mother to the younger cast members.
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