What had begun as the most exciting year in Sienna Miller’s career devolved into one of her most traumatic when, in July 2005, Jude Law publicly admitted to cheating on Sienna with his children’s nanny. The affair sparked a tabloid frenzy that only intensified a few months later, when the actress decided to take Jude back.
“There were times when I felt like it was all just too much to deal with,” she recalls, declining to share the details. (Sienna admits that she’s tried therapy, but after angrily calling the therapist a “cow” in response to a particularly difficult question in the first session, she was told she was still in trauma and not ready for analysis. She has not been back since.) The media, Sienna adds, “is just a bigger animal than I will ever be. It just becomes this soap opera. And I guess I had a pretty good few episodes.”
“They’re going to kill me for having invited you up here,” says the actress, lighting a cigarette and resting her feet on my chair. “But I’d rather have someone judge me honestly than try to create some sort of image.”