"My husband and I chose a profession and a side effect of that is your personal life is public," she told the mag. "Our child hasn't had the opportunity to choose whether or not she wants her personal life to be public or not."
What they want to grant James and their unborn child is an everyday life for now.
"So in order to give her as much normality as possible, we want her to have a childhood like we had," she said. "We can't really throw her into the lion's den that is L.A., not that we really want to.
"We want our kids to have the same normal life that we had," she continued. "We don't ever want to rob them of what we had, because we'd feel really selfish."
"The Shallows" actress also spoke to the American version of Marie Claire.
Speaking of her upbringing and the plans, she said, "I didn't want to be an actor, because they were all doing it. When you're the youngest of five kids, you think, Who am I? If this is who they are, and they're shaping who I am so much, then who would I be? You strive for your own identity."
Blake made it clear that for James, her choice of occupation is totally up to her. Her choice when it comes to dating, well, not so much.
"Her room has no windows. We cannot have a child, our daughter, go in with a boyfriend and do anything terrible," she joked last year. "We need a chastity window! That's a new form of contraception."