Here’s what the 34-year-old actress had to share:
On subscribing to poem alerts on her phone, rather than using Twitter or Instagram: “I get a poem of the day! I love poetry because it’s like a shot, like an attack, like a dose. And for a person who doesn’t have very much free time, it does its work very quickly. So I read poems on my phone when I wake up in the morning. It opens you up for the rest of the day, and suddenly your life becomes a little more observed. And when it becomes more observed, it can’t help but start to become more beautiful.”
On balancing motherhood with work: “I feel like I’m so good at raising a kid when I’m not working. I don’t forget anything. I’ve got everything covered. It’s a real luxury to have a moment when I’m not scrambling. I feel like most of my life, I’m trying to do two things at once, both to the best of my abilities. So that leaves me feeling pretty exhausted. I’m the person who falls asleep all the time. You invite me over for dinner or to a party, and there’s a whole scrapbook of pictures of me napping. I’ve even been given a nickname because of my snoring.”
On supporting Kristen Bell’s No Kids Policy: “Men and women in suits were cashing cheques off of my daughter’s face. There are so many problems with that. But Kristen [Bell] has made it so much easier for these kids to live in a world that is friendly and that they can trust. Every month I send her a gushy, “You don’t know what you’ve done” note. Now my daughter and other kids aren’t scared to walk down the street any more. It’s like a miracle.”
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