Uma Thurman said having a child in her fourth decade was volatile.
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Uma Thurman said having child in 40s a "stunning" experience

UMA Thurman thinks having a baby in your forties is a "stunning" experience because you feel more mature and "volatile".

The 43-year-old actress - who has 19-month-old daughter Rosalind, Maya, 15, and Levon, 11 - feels more "volatile" having a child in the fourth decade of her life than when she had her other children.

She said: "I was so surprised at how many things seemed new again. You're a different person. When you have a child in the early side of your child-bearing years - which for a New Yorker means there's still a two in front of your age, as opposed to a three or a four - you're changing so much as a person; you're so volatile.

"You think you're grown up, but you're a child yourself. It's different to be at a point in your life where it's just... Stunning. Having a child is like having your heart get out of your ribcage and walk around the room. But then your heart gets car keys - and lipstick."

The 'Nymphomaniac' star took a two-year hiatus from her career while Rosalind was a baby, but she admits she's able to throw herself into more work now that her children are a little older.

She told Net-a-porter magazine: "Now that two of my children are older, I can work away for the first time in a long time."

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