Katherine Heigl Is ‘Ready For Another Baby’
First Published: January 19, 2012 12:28 PM EST Credit: Access Hollywood
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Katherine Heigl seems to have it all – beauty, a thriving entertainment career, a loving husband and an adorable daughter. However, the “One for the Money” star says learning how to balance it all has been more difficult than she expected.
“I think a lot of us are out there [being working moms] and trying to do it the best we can, but we have some standard that’s been set and I was told that it’s 2012, you can have it all, women can have it all,” Katherine told Access Hollywood’s Shaun Robinson at the “One for the Money” junket in Los Angeles on Tuesday. “You want to be a mother, you want to be in the workforce, you can do this — and you can, except nobody ever told me how that was going to feel and what it really meant.
“When I take a job I do have to look at my daughter and have to tell her, ‘I’m going to work, you’re not going to see me for a while,’ I have to, in a way, disengage” she continued. “Otherwise, my mind --I’m just split in so many directions.
“Women have that extra guilt that men don’t have,” Shaun added.
“Yeah, you feel like you’re failing your child,” Katherine agreed. “And [my husband] Josh can go off on tour and he’ll miss us and he’ll miss [our daughter], and he wants to fix time and talk to her on the phone, but he doesn’t feel that [guilt]. It’s so interesting.”
While she may feel pulled in all directions, Katherine seems to be a successful mom, as she said 3-year-old daughter Naleigh — whom she and husband Josh Kelley adopted in 2009 — is a model child.
“She’s a really good girl,” Katherine told Shaun. “All kids go through their little phases and she’ll have her moments of stubbornness or, you know, snottiness, but generally speaking, she’s a surprising, wonderful, good-natured, and charming kid.
“She doesn’t have a lot of those moments, so I’m really proud of her,” she added. “I just think she’s really special.”
The proud mom also revealed she hopes to add to her family soon.
“I would love to,” she told Shaun, when asked if she hopes to adopt again. “I’m ready for another baby!
“I mean, it’s been two years,” she added.
“One for the Money” hit theaters on January 27.
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