Uma Thurman panicked she would never work again.

The 'Kill Bill' star admits she continues to be surprised that she gets work.

She said: "When I was 16, they were like, 'Mm, well enjoy yourself. You might not be an adult woman actor'.

"And then when you're in your twenties , they're like, 'Enjoy yourself. That late-twenties thing thing is not going work'. And somehow I hung around.

"Becoming a mother definitely took the focus off my work. Then I had a few panics that I couldn't get a job any more, and then I would get one."

The 39-year-old actress, who has two children - Maya Ray, 11 and Levon Roan, eight from her marriage to actor Ethan Hawke - also admits to loving her career.

She told Style: "I love what I do. For my wellbeing, I need to be reminded that I have other purposes. In the old days, people pined for their husbands. In modern life, your work is like your man, your love.