Our Girl's Michelle Keegan discusses pressure she feels over pregnancy speculation

Hannah Lovejoy
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Photo credit: Mike Marsland/WireImage - Getty Images

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Michelle Keegan's on-screen career has gone from strength to strength as she's played in titles such as Coronation Street, Our Girl and, most recently, Brassic.

Away from her acting career, Michelle has dealt with a lot of speculation in the press about her being pregnant. Earlier this year, the star hit back at the pregnancy speculation she was faced with after bowing out of BBC series Our Girl and expressed her frustration surrounding the topic.

Now, in a recent interview with Women's Health, Michelle has opened up about the pressure that she feels when asked about having a baby, and noted that there's a big difference in the media coverage she receives in comparison to her husband Mark Wright.

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Photo credit: Karwai Tang - Getty Images

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"I do think it's different for a woman. It shouldn't be, but it is," she said.

"I get asked about children whereas Mark wouldn't, for example. Why haven't I had a child? When am I going to have a child? I don't know what they want me to say. I don't know what the right or wrong answer is."

Something else that Michelle discussed was experiencing imposter syndrome just before she started production on Our Girl, as she explained that there was a lot of intense training involved to prepare her for the role of Georgie Lane.

Photo credit: BBC
Photo credit: BBC

"I didn't think I'd be able to do that job. First day, I was like, 'How am I going to pull this off?' There was so much training, the military was involved, it was overwhelming," she recalled.

But the actress continued to add that the role helped her to grow as a person, explaining: "I got taken away from my home comforts to film in a foreign country and had to fend for myself.

"But, over four years, that job made me stronger-minded, independent and a lot more confident."

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