It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. For Sienna Miller, the last year has been one of extremes — lots of highs, and lots of lows, including, notably, her split from longtime love Tom Sturridge this summer.
Reflecting on recent events in a new interview for the October issue of British Vogue, the Mississippi Grind actress, 33, admitted that life had been "really quite overwhelming recently, just with the volume of everything going on."
"Everything's shifting," she explained to the mag. "It's actually been the s–ttiest year, and amazing. It's always yin and yang. I feel like if you're excelling in one area, it's hard to manage both and I do feel like the work is going really well."
Indeed, Miller has had a full slate of films ever since she appeared in 2014's Foxcatcher and American Sniper. According to IMDb, she has no fewer than four movies in the can for 2015, including the Bradley Cooper drama Burnt.
Her personal life, meanwhile, is in a state of transition following her breakup from Sturridge, whom she dated for four years. The two share a 3-year-old daughter, Marlowe, whom they welcomed in July 2012.
"Obviously when you have a baby it's the most incredible experience but your life is also catapulted into this chaos and you are exhausted," Miller told Vogue. "I could literally get on this table and fall asleep."
She continued: "I'd like to be better at managing things; I'd like to be more super — although we're never going to feel it, even if we are. That's the curse of motherhood — we just run ourselves ragged. I'm just trying to get a sense of what that guilt is. I sometimes feel like it's a totally invented emotion. It's strange to be punishing ourselves this way. It's not healthy."
That said, she wouldn't trade motherhood for anything. Back in January, she told the U.S. version of Vogue that welcoming her daughter "was like, 'There you are — that's what I have been missing.' Like we're both in on something only we know. An amazing sense of being complicit with a little being."
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