Losing a parent is never an easy situation to overcome. But, Hollywood actress Minnie Driver is not trying to escape the pain of losing her mother, because she believes that hiding it only makes things worse.
“There are no rules for dueling. I think finding rituals around grief is really important, something that works for you. As if he were going to swim. I lost someone recently, and I’m swimming, and she’s going to swim with me, ”Driver shares, referring to his mother and designer Gaynor Churchward, who passed away in March of this year.
The 51-year-old continues: “I feel it and I feel better when I get out of the ocean. That is why I think it is important to have a ritual around grief. It is a process. Trying to hide it or run from it doesn’t work. It only makes you feel worse. Finding a way to live with it in your life is very important. “
That’s the aspect that drew Driver into the role of a widowed doctor in the second season of the anthology. Modern love as it captures her journey of trying to cope with the death of her husband.
“It is a true story. It is a beautiful story of pain and love and how there are things that we have to let go of. She found her way of dealing with pain by being in the car that belonged to her husband, where she went to look for him, talk to him and just be with him, “admits the actor, who rose to fame when he starred alongside Matt Damon in Hunting goodwill (1997).
Recalling the lessons she learned during the pandemic, the Oscar-nominated artist says, “It has made me appreciate what is truly important.”
“I have realized how much distraction I had in my life and how much noise there was always. Suddenly, everything has become very concentrated. I have realized that in reality there is only my family, creativity and a few friends. As long as I can really invest in those things, I feel like I’m coming out of the pandemic stronger than before, ”adds the British-born actor.
Looking forward to her future endeavors, Driver is pleased that conversations are starting on gender equality in the industry. “As long as we have these conversations, we will move on. It feels like a glacial step. But a change is better than no change ”, concludes the actor.