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Why ‘Anatomy of a Scandal’ Sienna Miller Feels ‘Satisfied’ at 40

Sienna Miller has entered a new chapter in her life.

On Dec. 28, the ‘American Sniper’ star turned 40 and she told Willie Geist on his ‘Sunday Sitdown’ podcast that she had the “best” time since the milestone birthday.

“I wouldn’t change it for anything in the world,” she told Geist. “I don’t think I’ve ever felt better. I don’t. I just turned 40… (and) everyone says, you know, ‘Life begins at 40,’ but it felt like to a kind of flatness for the fact that you are going over the hill. In fact, I have never felt more settled, content.

On a recent walk through New York, Sienna Miller tells Willie Geist that she feels liberated at 40.Nathan Congleton / NBC

Miller explained that turning 40 was both “liberating” and “nihilistic” because she stopped caring what other people thought of her, especially those who had never met her in life. real life.

“(There’s) nothing you can do against other people’s opinions,” she laughed. “I mean, I think, as a young woman, I was really aware of what people were thinking, and I was sort of divorced from the personality that the media was creating, that was selling newspapers.”

“But I just felt like a serious person, in my mind, frivolous and chaotic, sure, but not that kind of sweet, lighthearted person,” Miller explained, “and that was – I I really felt the need to prove myself Now I’m like whatever Which is so nice.

During her career, Miller has been nominated for two BAFTA Awards and a Critics Choice Television Award.

Her new role as Sophie Whitehouse in Netflix’s ‘Anatomy of a Scandal’ also pushed her to acting to new heights as the wife of James, a British politician accused of sexual assault.

“I understood the world she came from,” Miller said of her character. “I liked how acerbic and restrained she is.”

“I’ve been in kind of similar situations, you know, knowing that a story is going to come out, and the horror of that feeling, and the media, and that’s definitely part of my past,” she said. declared.

While Miller wouldn’t say too much about the show, she said there were “a lot of twists and turns” in the show and she’s very proud of how the writers developed her character.

“I also love that she starts off as someone very, very different from who she ends up being. And so that arc was good,” Miller said.

However, Miller wants to take on different projects in his career. She says doing a play “every two years” is on her list along with directing and producing more projects.

Sienna Miller as Sophie Whitehouse in Season 1 Episode 3 of "Anatomy of a scandal."
Sienna Miller as Sophie Whitehouse in season 1, episode 3 of “Anatomy of a Scandal”.Ana Cristina Blumenkron/Netflix

“There are so many people I want to work with,” she said.

Currently, Miller is filming his new project, “Raised Eyebrows,” a drama about the life and times of Groucho Max, based on the book “Raised Eyebrows: My Years Inside Groucho’s House.” And she can’t help but think how much her life has changed since she turned 30.

“I think 30-somethings felt pretty blind, and I don’t know, pretty claustrophobic,” she said. “And suddenly I’m like, ‘Oh, there’s a whole other, to get into the metaphor, in our domain. Or an expansive space that I’m happy to fill with all sorts of things.

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