Emilia Fox, Mr. Darcy’s sister in A&E’s Pride and Prejudice, says she’s a complicated girl. Not just complicated, but messy. Emilia says that a miscarriage was the end of her marriage to Jared Harris.
‘I had a miscarriage two years ago, and we didn’t explore enough the impact that had on both of us and on our relationship.”
“I was starting another series of Silent Witness, and Jared had to go off to the US. Both of us regretted it in the end. We weren’t happy, and I couldn’t see my way through the unhappiness to get to the happiness again.”
“I know people would say you work through the ups and downs of marriage, and that is true. I really believe in that, and I tried, of course.”
‘We had been immensely happy, so the unhappiness was measured against this incredible time together. Maybe it was because of having had the miscarriage, which really hit me a year later.”
‘At the time, I thought, “OK, so physically I’m better. Let’s just carry on with life.”
‘I think it was my fault that I didn’t explore the emotional side. I thought it was like a horrible illness that you get over. I was working and I concentrated all my focus on that.’
I think that’s what a lot of us do. I know I didn’t deal with the thought of my miscarriage until I got pregnant again a year later. Then I was kind of traumatized and freaked out during my whole pregnancy.
Emilia is happy again now and has been in therapy for the last year to help her work through her grief. She has a new love in her life, Jeremy Gilley, and is pleased as punch in the way her life is going right now.
BTW — I love A&E’s Pride and Prejudice. All 6 hours are necessary in the telling of that story.