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Breakfast Club star Molly Ringwald reveals her daughter was conceived in a dressing room


Molly Ringwald's daughter was conceived in a Studio 54 dressing room.
The 56-year-old actress has Mathilda, 20, with husband Panio Gianopoulos and revealed that she got pregnant at the former New York nightclub - which now operates as a there - towards the end of her run in Broadway show 'Cabaret' at a time when her biological clock was ticking.
She told The Times "I believe that Mathilda was conceived in the dressing room at Studio 54 right at the end of my run playing Sally Bowles in 'Cabaret' in 2003. It’s so Mathilda to be conceived in such an iconic place. I always knew I wanted to have children but it took me a while — I was 36 when she was born.
"At that age the biological clock is a real thing and it had kind of become deafening. All I could think about was: must have kids."
The 'Breakfast Club star - who also has 14-year-old twins Roman and Adele with her husband - added that the toughest lesson that came with becoming a mother was learning that her time was not her own and that she had spent so much time travelling as an actress but realised that is "not great" when it comes to bringing up a family.
She said :"The hardest thing about motherhood was realising that my time was not my own. As an actress I’ve travelled a lot and learnt to live with instability, but that’s not great for kids. That’s something I am always looking to improve on and luckily I have a husband who is a planner and is very stable. I provide other qualities, like spontaneity, humour and creativity.
"We also have 14-year-old twins, Roman and Adele. All of our kids are good at communicating. They’re able to come to us when they need to, which I’m really grateful for. We at least did something right.