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Emilia Fox: Motherhood cracked boredom

Emilia Fox felt bored in her days off before she was a mother to Rose.

The British actress is best known for her role on popular drama Silent Witness and has also appeared in films such as The Pianist and Dorian Gray.

Alongside her busy career, Emilia is a mother to four-year-old Rose, who she has with her ex-partner Jeremy Gilley.

"I work long hours but I might also have a few days off and that means I can be Mum from dawn to dusk," she smiled to the British edition of OK! magazine.

"Before you're a parent, when you're unemployed, you're like, 'What am I going to work on?' But now in those moments I think, 'Ah, Rose and I get to be together,' which is lovely."

Rose may only be a little girl, but she's already caught the acting bug. In fact, she even makes it onto The Silent Witness set.

"Rose is very much a part of the show - as soon as she was born she had a room which the props guys kitted out with toys. She still comes on set, which works very well with the juggle - and it is a juggle for any parent. You need to be able to work as well as be a parent," the 40-year-old reasoned.

She added that Rose is an "entertainer" and spends a lot of time singing and dancing. While Emilia knows the harsh realities of the showbiz world, she'd never put her little girl off following in her footsteps.

"It's a precarious business and her rose-tinted spectacles will be off," she said. "She'll know what it's like and it's not suited to everyone. But I don't think one can encourage or discourage it."

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