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Claudia Karvan

Stay-at-home: Claudia Karvan

Claudia's lead role is to be mum

EXPECTANT Love My Way star Claudia Karvan has decided to put her celebrated career on hold indefinitely so she can become a stay-at-home mum and wife.

"I've worked frantically for the last four years and now I just want to completely take time out to be a mum," Karvan confirmed yesterday.

The award-winning film and TV star is six months pregnant with a brother or sister for her daughter, Audrey, 4.

"With a second on the way, I really did just want to take time out," explained Karvan, who is relishing her new role as a stay-at-home mum.

"I am developing a couple of projects but that's not like (real) work. I've been cooking, reading, watching TV, seeing films, going on picnics and riding bikes all the things I can't do when I'm working."

Karvan briefly left home this week to help launch the second series of Love My Way, the multiple AFI-award winning Foxtel drama series which she produces and also stars in.

The much anticipated second series starts on Foxtel's W channel tonight but it was all filmed last year, freeing Karvan to enjoy her pregnancy.

The joy she has experienced as a mother has also tempered her career ambitions with Karvan recently rejecting a "great film role" because she didn't want her daughter to see her mum in a violent film.

"It would have to be a bloody good dream job," explained Karvan.

She will not even commit to a third series of Love My Way because of her commitment to raising her children and concentrating on family life.

By Phillip Koch
February 5, 2006
The Sunday Telegraph