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Sarah Polley Is The Result Of Her Mother's Affair

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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.

Here's how she brought it to light:

"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.

She continued:

"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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