[On taking a break from doing back to back films] "I felt like I had worked for 18 years at my career, and this is my reward that I get to stay home with my children."
"My tastes [in work projects] are even pickier than they've ever been. To pull your focus away from your family life, it has to be great."
"I don't [really talk to my kids about my work]. I haven't had to.
I just say, 'Mommy's going to work,' and they know that my work somehow involves a trailer. But when I played Joanne Herring, we had done some portraits of me, copying pictures of Joanne, to use around her house. So I brought home this picture of me in this emerald-green gown, and I have these big diamonds on and the nails and the whole thing. The picture was sitting on the dining-room table, and Finn and Hazel came to dinner, and Hazel said, 'Oh, look at that picture. Cuckoo Mommy.' I couldn't believe she even knew it was me."
"I am very fulfilled in my home life, and what films do for me is to create an ironclad structure that, in my life as a mom, does not exist. It is a shapeless blob of happy chaos-- so it's certainly nice to have that shape. Acting fulfills me in a creative way that has this myopic focus -- and it gives me something to talk about at dinner. That can't be underrated, really. A lot of the mom struggle in life is that everything happens within the four walls of the home, and it can lose its luster a little bit, maybe. You just have to bring it in from outside sometimes." - Allure, March