London: Veteran actress Dame Helen Mirren says she doesn`t regret not having children, though she did try to convince herself about motherhood in the past.
"It`s not that I don`t love children; they`re funny and I just love them, but I never wanted to have them," Mirren told The New Review. "I really tried to want it at one point. I thought maybe I should. But I never convinced myself."
The 66-year-old star, who is married to director Taylor Hackford, believes her decision not to have children is beneficial to the world, as she believes it is overpopulated, reports contactmusic.com.
"I think some men and women just don`t have a deep urge to procreate. I think still it is very fine not to want children. There are far too many people in the world. It`s my contribution to ecology," she said.