"It's really difficult. It's hard with small children. I do feel
torn, it's agony. Any mother or father will know it's so hard to deal
with the guilt of leaving your kids. I'm about to start a movie; I'm
nervous. I'm trying to work close to home so my kids can stay in
school and we can have a nice, stable life and don't have to miss
school and things. I think it's important to support your children's
dreams, whatever they're interested in. I don't know if my children
will be actors. They're not interested at all. My daughter wants to
be a scientist and my son wants to be a pizza delivery guy. Okay,
whatever [they] want to do. I have a pretty regular life. I wake up
the children at six in the morning, get them dressed and get them to
school. Children are the great
equalizer: It doesn't matter how great you think you are, you're just
a mom. It's wonderful; it's really inspiring to me. I love what I
do, but it also helps me to not do work I don't feel inspired to do
because I'd rather be with my children if I can"
"Like every working parent, I sometimes feel that there are not enough hours in the day. But overall, I'm very fortunate that my job has a lot of flexibility. I spend a lot of time with the kids, just around the house. They're still pretty young, so I feel like what I can mostly do is listen to them and be there for them. I had parents who believed I could do anything - and I
know how that made me feel. I think both my parents, having careers in the
medical profession, feel they are helping people on a daily basis, and that
was instilled in me as a value. I had to struggle with giving up the idea of
becoming a doctor myself."
"I really don't work that much. I try to limit the amount of films I do to one a year. Children are like this great equalizer. It doesn't matter how great you think you are, you're just a mom. It's wonderful and actually really inspiring to me. I want to do good work, because I love what I do, but it also helps me not to do work I don't feel inspired by, because I'd rather be with
my children if I can." Source Star Magazine.
"I am an "all kinds" of mom. I'm a working mom, so I definitely have those moments where I wish I could be home with the kids. But I'm lucky that my job isn't all day every day, so I do get to be there for the school fairs, plays, and volunteering in the classroom." - Parents, March 2009