Chloë Sevigny Says She 'Always Secretly Desired a Girl' Before Welcoming Son Vanja
"Since I've had the baby, I'm just like, I don't know how anybody gets anything done," the actress said of becoming a new mom in May
Chloë Sevigny is pleasantly surprised about raising a baby boy.
Sevigny admitted that she always wanted a daughter, but starring in the new HBO series We Are Who We Are helped her come around to the idea of having a son. In the show, the star plays an Army mother to Fraser, played by It actor Jack Dylan Grazer.
"I'd always secretly desired a girl. I guess that's not a secret if I'm talking about it to WSJ," she said. "But I'm very girl-power, girl-friendly, girl-centric. I don't even have that many male friends unless I'd slept with them or whatever."
"But on set I kept thinking, 'What if I have a kid like this kid Jack?' " she recalled. "First of all, he's brilliant, so that would be great; but secondly, he has so much energy. It was a lot of meditating on that one."
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Sevigny also shared how she's been adapting to parenthood, explaining how her pre-baby organization has gone out the window since bringing home her new addition.
"I'm usually really good at time management. I'm actually really proud of how I get everything done in a day. I keep lists, and I'm very organized," said Sevigny. "Since I've had the baby, I'm just like, I don't know how anybody gets anything done. I have to cook for everyone, then clean, then feed him, then clean him."
"We're lucky we have my mother coming and helping us a few times a week for a few hours," she added. "We've been lucky that Sinisa's been home from work, and he helps all the time. He's on Zoom calls 24 hours a day, half of them holding the baby."
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The actress also reflected on the "hormonal surge" she felt as a new mom — and why that feeling makes her tempted to try for baby No. 2.
"You feel like you're on ecstasy for the first three weeks because there's this big push because you're so exhausted," she said. "Your body exudes this crazy oxytocin love hormone where you just feel like you're high. That was really fun. I was like, I would do this again just for this high."
We Are Who We Are premieres on Sept. 14 on HBO.