Toward the end, the most difficult part was putting Ryder on that long flight back to Los Angeles. You zone out for those 14 hours, telling yourself he's fine. It's a lesson in letting things go. He was with his daddy and happy. But that transition for mothers is really hard.
My mom was way more independent than I was. My mom traveled a lot and worked a lot, and she was way busier. And she wouldn't take us. When she was doing 'Private Benjamin,' I remember she went away for three weeks and came back, and then went away for two weeks and came back.