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Saturday, 12 August 2017 14:11

Laura Dern Pens Touching Letter to Her 12-Year-Old Daughter: 'Write Your Own Story'

Written by  Entertainment Tonight

We could all use a little bit of Laura Dern's advice.

The 50-year-old actress writes a touching letter to her 12-year-old daughter, Jaya, in the September issue of InStyle, sharing the importance of letting go of expectations and limitations, and instead embracing your own path.

 

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"I’ve spent a lot of my life going, 'OK, I’m going to be an actress, but I have to give it everything, so I probably won’t be able to also have a successful relationship,' or 'I’m about to be a mother, so I’ll give up my acting' or 'I’m married, so I’m going to put my career on hold and be ‘a good wife’ and support him,'" Dern recalls, before noting that Hillary Clinton's recent presidential campaign made her start "realizing that focusing on one thing in an effort not to fail at anything else was a weight I was carrying."

"I want to be a woman who does it all, no matter how it turns out," she writes. "Jaya, I’ve awoken to something recently, and it has inspired me during this time in my life.

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