Sarah Polley just revealed that she's the result of an affair her mother, Diane Polley, had back in the '70s.
We say she's the WONDERFUL result — Sarah is one of the best filmmakers out there, and despite how you feel about her mother cheating, we're glad she's here.
"My father's response to this staggering piece of news was extraordinary. He has always been a man who responds to things in unusual ways, for better or for worse. He was shocked, but not angry. His chief concern, almost immediately, was that my siblings and I not put any blame on my mother for her straying outside of their marriage.”
Her mother died when she was just 11 years old.
"I had met my biological father almost by accident, though I had long suspected based on family jokes and rumors that my mother may have had an affair that led to my conception… I desperately want, at least while the film is on the festival circuit, to have people experience and write about the film before the story – or to experience the many stories that this story has become as opposed to just my version of it. It is, after all, why I made the film in the first place."
Her latest film is called Stories We Tell, and it's a documentary that involves these subjects.
She also said she wouldn't do any media interviews until after people had seen it — so they wouldn't go in with her story before the documentary's story.
We're glad that everyone is handling it so well, that's for sure!
Sarah — your films are great and we wouldn't change a thing about you!
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