Sophie Ellis-Bextor

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27 Aug, 2009

Sophie Ellis-Bextor interview

The Guardian interviews Bextor about did she worry that she had lost her career when she took time off at 25 to have a baby and did her record company disapprove of the pregnancy.

I think it’s always good to have a bit of that worry, because that’s what spurs me on to make good stuff. People are always going, “There are lots of young female singers, are you worried?” But I love music and I want there to be good people out there. Also, I think women really come into their own in their 30s. It gives you a bit more depth. There are a lot of people out there who lie about their age and I think it does us all a disservice. It can’t all be over when you hit 30. That would be┬árubbish.

If they [the record company] did [disapprove], they didn’t show it. I don’t think that old-fashioned idea of record companies exists any more. But, you know, sod them if they were worried about it. These things happen. It’s cool that I managed to have two in my 20s. But I still want to work I think it’s quite healthy for them to see me not being defined as a mother. It keeps my mind stimulated.

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