Lizzy Caplan’s career is taking off, and she’s been heating up the screens in Masters of Sex. It’s clear that she’s loving every moment in the spotlight, which is perhaps just one of the reasons why she’s not ready for motherhood.
“I don’t want it to be an assumption that I will be the one to stay home and raise the kids. Now, I could have kids and want to do that, I have no idea — but from where I sit now, that does not sound all that appealing to me,” Caplan admits to Elle Canada. “I really want kids, and I want to be fully involved in their lives, but I don’t want to sacrifice my own goals to be a mother.”
Caplan’s Hollywood star is rising, so it’s not surprising that she’s focusing on her career. But while she may not be letting babies get in her way right now, that’s not to say that she wouldn’t ever want them. Maybe she just wants the best of both worlds. Caplan admits to loving the idea of a stay-at-home dad.
“I actually romanticize the idea of a stay-at-home dad. Partly because I think that’s a very sexy thing, but also because if there are two working actors and both of them get a job and they have a baby, the woman is going to stay with the baby,” she said with a sigh, according to Elle Canada. “I see it all the time. It just seems very unfair.”
Caplan has been nominated for an Emmy thanks to her role as Virginia Johnson in the period drama, and the TV series has clearly made her contemplate the gender stigmas that existed in the 1950s, some of which still exist today.
“It’s a really conscious choice to be, say, the woman who goes out and works while the husband stays at home. It’s 2014, and if your husband makes less money than you, people ask you if that’s ‘weird’ for you. It’s pretty mind-blowing.”