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Despite her many successes, Uma Thurman
is surprised she still gets work.
She said: "When I was 16, they were like, 'Mm, well enjoy yourself. You might not be an adult woman actor.' And then when you're in your twenties, they're like, 'Enjoy yourself. That late-twenties thing thing is not going work.' And somehow I hung around." Uma and her son Levon (Bauer Griffin)
She added, "Becoming a mother definitely took the focus off my work. Then I had a few panics that I couldn't get a job any more, and then I would get one."
The 39-year-old actress, who has two children -- Maya Ray, 11 and Levon Roan, eight, from her marriage to actor Ethan Hawke -- also admits to loving her career.
She told Style: "I love what I do. For my well-being, I need to be reminded that I have other purposes. In the old days, people pined for their husbands. In modern life, your work is like your man, your love."
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