Actress Sienna Miller graces the cover of Porter magazine’s latest issue, in which she opens up about her ex, Jude Law, the media frenzy surrounding their relationship, and life after therapy.
Sienna and Jude were one of the hottest Hollywood couples in the 2000s until a nanny scandal rocked their world. The pair split in 2011 and she moved on with Tom Sturridge, who is the father of her daughter Marlowe. Though we no longer see Sienna and Jude posing together on the red carpet, they still keep in touch. She shared, “We don’t see each other that much. I care about him enormously.”
If their Hollywood romance wasn’t enough, Jude’s alleged affair with the nanny brought even more unwanted attention to his relationship with Sienna. On the early intrusion into her life, Sienna admitted, "Thank God I actually survived it. I watched that Amy Winehouse documentary and, not to compare myself, but there was footage that… it was a similar time, and you just lose your mind. It basically perpetuates all the behavior that it wants. It creates what it can feed off. It’s a really toxic animal. So you start to implode and then there’s more footage and you can’t help but… I couldn’t cope but it’s resilience that kicked in. And no heroin addiction, thank God.”
Miller has been able to move on with life after the scandal, but is her secret… therapy? She revealed her intensive course of therapy, “It was f**king amazing. It’s terrifying, but extraordinary. It’s 10 years of therapy in a week. I got back a week ago. It takes a while to settle. It’s focused on Freudian analysis, which is basically how behavior patterns are all learned, how you can trace them all back to either parents or surrogates, then you kind of let go and examine who you would have been if you hadn’t taken on all these negative traits. There’s an immense amount of space in my head and there is no fucking noise in it for the first time. All that noise has just gone.”
As for why she needed therapy, she explained, “I just got to a point where I just felt… I didn’t understand why I was, I couldn’t dig myself out, I couldn’t make decisions, I felt pretty assaulted by life and not in control… Without being really indulgent, I think as you get older you have to really cultivate your mind and have a deep understanding of self, otherwise you just become lonely and isolated and unsatisfied and unfulfilled, and however your perfect little life looks on paper, there will be a sense of unfulfillment if you haven’t explored the nature, the very depths of who you are.”
For more on Sienna, grab a copy of Porter magazine’s latest issue, on newsstands June 3.