Natalie Portman has revealed growing older and becoming a mum has mellowed her.
The Oscar-winning Black Swan actress admitted she used to be "overly self-critical" but has learnt to become more confident.
"I'm happy about getting older. I'm glad I can play more adult roles because over the past few years I feel I've finally become more of a woman and less confused in general about life," the 30-year-old told Psychologies magazine.
"I'm much more in control of my life and where I want to go. I'm sure I'll make mistakes but I'm open to learning," she added.
Natalie - who gave birth to son Aleph in June - continued: "I've tended to be overly self-critical and it's taken me a while to escape that kind of crippling attitude.
"You're constantly putting yourself up there to be judged and trashed. I've tried to stop thinking about that, so now I'm much more ready to try different things and be as daring as I possibly can."