Why Meg Tilly left Hollywood

Actress Meg Tilly attends a special screening of the Netflix original film "War Machine" at The Metrograph on May 16, 2017 in New York City.  (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Netflix)

Story highlights

  • Tilly stopped acting to raise her kids
  • She's back opposite Brad Pitt in "War Machine"

(CNN)Meg Tilly had three very good reasons for dropping out of the Hollywood spotlight.

Her children.
The actress was riding high in the 1980s and '90s with roles in films like "The Big Chill" and "Leaving Normal" when she left the industry to raise her kids. (Tilly shares a son and daughter with producer Tim Zinneman, and another son with actor Colin Firth.)