Rachel McAdams says motherhood has changed her, and that she wants to keep her newborn's life private

Rachel McAdams opened up about why she and her husband Jamie Linden have chosen to keep their son's name and date of birth a secret


                            Rachel McAdams says motherhood has changed her, and that she wants to keep her newborn's life private

After being extremely secretive about the birth of her baby boy, Rachel McAdams is finally opening up about being a mother and how motherhood has changed her life in the best possible way. She welcomed her son in April this year.

EOnline reports that the 40-year-old actress has realized that motherhood is the best role she's ever played. "It's the greatest thing that's ever happened to me, hands down." After spending almost half her life essaying a variety of roles, McAdams decided that motherhood was the next big step she was eager to take. "[People say] your life is not your own anymore," McAdams explained. "But I had 39 years of me, I was sick of me, I was so happy to put the focus on some other person. I waited a long time [for motherhood]."



 

'The Notebook' star loves being a mother and is having an amazing time, "I’m having more fun being a mum than I’ve ever had. Everything about it is interesting and exciting and inspiring to me. Even the tough days — there’s something delightful about them," she reveals, according to USA Today.

But motherhood isn't as glamorous as compared to the life of an actress, McAdams joked about how getting herself dressed sometimes can be a task, given how busy she is with her newborn. "I have clothes on and that’s a good thing. I don’t even know what I’m wearing today. The shoes are held together with glue. Isn’t that sad? I need to get a life," she adds.

Rachel McAdams attends the 'Disobedience' premiere during the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival at Princess of Wales Theatre on September 10, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Brian de Rivera Simon/Getty Images)
Rachel McAdams attends the 'Disobedience' premiere during the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival at Princess of Wales Theatre on September 10, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Brian de Rivera Simon/Getty Images)

McAdams has also revealed why she and her husband Jamie Linden have chosen to keep their son's name and date of birth a secret, “I want to keep his life private, even if mine isn’t,” she said. The couple have also decided to shield their newborn from screens and prevent any overexposure to gadgets. "We never turn on the television when he’s around,” she states. “Pots and pans are good babysitters.”

Motherhood has also changed the way the actress sees the world and has made her "emotionally raw", reports ET Canada. "You see everything through a particular lens: very sensitive, more open. It’s like being on an airplane all the time,” she adds, declaring her son to be “the greatest thing that’s ever happened to me, hands down.”

McAdams also revealed why she waited until 39 to have a baby, she said, “It’s just how it happened. And I didn’t want to do it before it was the right time.” A second child may also be on the cards in the near future, the actress is open to the idea of having more children,  “I think there is definitely room for more,” she said.