Home and Away star Sophie Dillman reveals the one rude and very invasive question she’s sick of being asked
Sophie Dillman is sick of being asked when she is going to have a baby.
The 30-year-old former Home and Away star says she constantly feels pressured by fans and the media to start a family with her boyfriend and co-star, Patrick O’Connor.
‘It honestly surprises me how often this question comes up, and from who,’ Sophie told Yahoo Lifestyle.
‘I do think (THINK) we are past the belief that women belong in the home.
‘But it is evident that society still sees having a child as the pinnacle in a women’s life.’
Home and Away star Sophie Dillman says she constantly feels pressured by fans and the media to start a family with her boyfriend and co-star Patrick O’Connor
Sophie, who met Patrick while they were co-starring in the long-running soap together, pointed out the double-standard when it comes to the ‘baby question’.
‘I know for a fact that Paddy never gets that interview question if I am not around because it is still ingrained in our world that men have more to life than reproducing, but women do not,’ she said.
And while Sophie appreciates interest about her life and well being, she finds the question very invasive.
‘What if I was struggling with infertility? What if I didn’t want children? How are you meant to tell perfect strangers or journalists those things without being affected?,’ she asked.
She added she’s not ready yet for motherhood and when she decides to have a child is ‘nobody’s business’.
Sophie, who met Patrick while they were co-starring in the long-running soap together, pointed out the double-standard when it comes to the ‘baby question’
Sophie recently revealed how her on-screen romance with Patrick turned into real life love.
Sophie played Ziggy Astoni on the soap, and one of her character’s main storyline’s was her romance with Dean Thompson, played by Patrick.
The lovebirds left the soap earlier this year, but their real life relationship continued to blossom as they moved to the UK together.
She detailed how their on-screen love affair led to them actually developing feelings for each other.
Sophie said that while she appreciates interest from fans about her life and well being, she she found the ‘baby question’ invasive
She explained that kissing a fellow actor at work ‘feels no different to sending an email’.
That was until she kissed Patrick, and she slowly realised that her feelings were more than just good acting.
In a column for Yahoo, Sophie wrote: ‘Slowly sparks started firing and the laughter got louder, and also more intimate…Ziggy and Dean were falling and so were Sophie and Patrick.
‘I remember the exact moment that it stopped feeling like I was kissing a colleague, and even with the people watching and the sweat dripping down my back, there were a few butterflies in my stomach.’
Sophie played Ziggy Astoni on the soap, and one of her character’s main storyline’s was her romance with Dean Thompson, played by Patrick