Actress Patricia Clarkson happy to be motherless at 63 ‘I wasn’t born with the gene’

Actress Patricia Clarkson happy to be motherless at 63 ‘I wasn’t born with the gene’

American Actress Patricia Clarkson is challenging the idea that single women are unhappy.

“I’m a 63-year-old single, straight, Southern woman who never married and never had children,” she said on Tuesday’s episode of the Table For Two on Bruce Bozzi podcast. “Come to our house one night and see just how unhappy Chelsea Handler and I are.

Patricia Clarkson and Bruce Bozzi. Photo/Courtesy

In an interview, she said,” Look, I have so many sisters who have beautiful children and they now have beautiful children. I love being an aunt. I love it, probably, more than acting, which is odd,” Clarkson said. “OK, they’re on par. But I’m telling you, these are gorgeous children but that doesn’t have to define everyone.”

Ironically, some of the Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actress’ more beloved roles are ones in which she plays a mother in films such as “Easy A” and “Friends With Benefits” even though she has chosen not to have kids in her personal life.

“You made a choice (that) you didn’t want kids,” Bozzi said.

“I made a big choice,” she agreed. “But I knew it when I was young. I’ve had beautiful men in my life and I’ve thought about it with this one artist I dated when I was 38; I had a window to have a child. I opted for lead a “great sexy life instead”

Patricia Clarkson leaving her “great-sexy ass” life. Photo/Courtesy

Ultimately, Clarkson “loved working” more than the thought of motherhood. She also had a fear of falling short as a parent.

“I grew up with great parents who sacrificed everything for me. And you have to really be committed to having children. You have to be a great parent, and I was afraid I couldn’t be,” she said. “I didn’t want to fail at being a parent; I’m fine failing as an actor.”

“Don’t get me wrong, I hate being single. I’ve had beautiful, extraordinary men in my life and I wouldn’t change any of that,” Clarkson previously said in a 2013 interview with The Guardian. “But I’ve never wanted to marry, I’ve never wanted children – I was born without that gene.”

She added, “I love being in love – I’m a moth to a flame.”

Patricia Clarkson living her best life at the Vanity Fair. Photo/Courtesy

However, her parents were concerned that one day when she hits 50 years, she would wake up being unhappy.

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