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Entertainment

Web Desk
January 9, 2021

Vanessa Kirby spent time with pregnant women before striking role in 'Pieces of a Woman'

Entertainment

Web Desk
Sat, Jan 09, 2021
I didn’t know anything about labor. And I definitely didn’t know anything about losing a baby,' admitted Vanessa Kirby

Vanessa Kirby has never had a baby but she says she can’t wait to give birth despite her harrowing performance as a woman whose home delivery ends in tragedy in Pieces of a Woman,  out on Netflix this week.

The British actress spent time with pregnant women and those who had suffered stillbirths or miscarriages while preparing for a role that she said scared her with the weight of its responsibility. One woman allowed Kirby to be present at the birth of her child.

“I didn’t know anything about labor. And I definitely didn’t know anything about losing a baby. And those things scared me because I thought, if I get this wrong, I’m letting down every woman who’s ever given birth,” she said.

“We see a lot of men die (on screen), but you don’t see a lot of women giving birth,” Kirby added.

The 32-year-old British actress has received glowing reviews and a Venice film festival award for playing a young woman looking forward to being a mother but whose life is upended by loss and grief. The 24-minute opening home birth sequence was filmed in a single, unbroken take. - Reuters