[About her working mom character on The New Adventures of Old Christine] "I think women are relating to the struggle that Christine has, which is to keep a million balls in the air and trying to, sort of, I don't know, keep your head above water all the time. You have to compartmentalize, which is what I do, sometimes well, sometimes badly. On the show, Christine is often looked down upon by mothers at her son's school for being a working mom. Sometimes there is a tension between the mothers who work and the mothers who don't. I have had comments made to me like 'Oh Julia, it's so good to see you, we haven't seen you in school for so long.'"
"Being a working mother can be fraught with tension at certain times. I definitely relate to the frantic fear that you're screwing up -- of doing the wrong thing despite the best of intentions. I get up very early and get a lot of things done before my kids get up. And I compartmentalize and medicate myself on a daily basis. Not really! I don't medicate. But I do get up early."