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Miller ‘dissected by tabloid animal’

Sienna Miller thinks spending a few years out of the media spotlight was a great professional decision.

The 33-year-old British actress dealt with plenty of scandals in the past, as her relationship to Jude Law was heavily scrutinised by the media when they dated between 2004 and 2006.

Sienna didn’t release any movies from 2010 to 2011 and she is happy to have taken some time out from the spotlight.

“Yes, I did [need a break]. I’d been, not by choice, dissected by the media and exposed and all the things that really make it hard to be a good actor, or to be seen as characters, to disappear into something,” she explained to Variety. “And I always had strong and pure intentions. But it was just being swallowed up by this tabloid animal.”

Sienna and her fiancé Tom Sturridge welcomed daughter Marlowe in July 2012.

Becoming a mother has altered Sienna’s perspective on career dramatically.

“I feel like my life is in two chapters. There’s the pre-baby and post-baby,” she explained. “I love my job so much, but I didn’t think very laterally about the implications of working with filmmakers. After having my daughter and re-evaluating my priorities, I realised I really want to work with amazing filmmakers and had a strong sense of the films I want to watch and try to be in. And also, letting go of any attachment to the size of the role. I genuinely don’t need to be the lead. I don’t need to carry something.”

Sienna is receiving critical acclaim for her work in American Sniper, where she stars opposite Bradley Cooper.

The Clint Eastwood-directed biopic about late Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle broke box office records when it was officially released in the US last weekend.

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