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Sofia Coppola says motherhood prompted an 'identity crisis'

Sofia Coppola says motherhood prompted an 'identity crisis'

Sofia Coppola says motherhood prompted an 'identity crisis'

Sofia Coppola suffered an "identity crisis" when she became a mother.

The 49-year-old film director - who has Romy, 13, and Cosima, 10, with husband Thomas Mars - explores the challenges of parenthood in her new movie 'On the Rocks', and she's revealed that it touches on some of her personal experiences.

She explained: "I’m just trying to take where I was at that moment in my life where my kids were younger … that adjustment.

"I think you go through an identity crisis [when you become a parent]."

Sofia has struck a deal with Apple TV+ to stream her new movie and although she loves the experience of going to a cinema, she's just happy that people are still able to watch new content amid the coronavirus pandemic.

She told The Independent: "I do value the communal aspect of seeing a movie all together in a theatre, [but] I feel like we all need something to watch right now."

Sofia is the daughter of filmmakers Eleanor and Francis Ford Coppola, who recently re-cut 'The Godfather Part III' for a 30th anniversary reissue.

Sofia starred in the 1990 crime movie, after she was drafted in to replace Winona Ryder, but she hates watching herself in the film.

The acclaimed director - whose films include 'Lost in Translation' and 'The Virgin Suicides' - admitted she feels like she's watching "another person" on screen.

She said: "It’s hard for me to watch my 18-year-old self. So much time has passed but it’s just weird to see yourself with all that baby fat. It was strange to see … it’s almost like another person."

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