As a mother of three and wife to Danny Moder – along with acting and now producing – Julia Roberts is extremely busy, but the actress prides herself on not experiencing mom guilt.
“Julia, you know the Mom guilt, do you have any of that?” Kit Hoover asked the 43-year-old star, who is mom to Henry, 3, and twins Hazel and Phinnaeus, 6, on Thursday’s Access Hollywood Live.
“Nope,” she told Kit and Billy Bush, explaining that she’s scaled back the amount of work she now takes on.
“I felt I earned the right to stay home and be home and get super selective about what I wanted to do work wise,” she explained.
Part of staying home includes cooking for her family, but the actress revealed that she has a few conditions if she’s the one making the meal.
“I try to have a steadfast rule that I run a kitchen, not a diner. So, I just make one meal, and this morning there was a little variation on that theme. I did take a couple of different requests,” she said. “I try to be healthy, but I listen, I love myself some bacon! So, I have to cook what I think we’re all going to enjoy. But I try to make it as healthy as possible.”
The star’s latest project – the Oprah Winfrey Network documentary “Extraordinary Moms,” which features Hillary Rodham Clinton, Rosie O’Donnell, ABC’s Christiane Amanpour and other inspirational everyday moms – might just be the start of more work with the daytime media queen.
Julia told Billy and Kit that she was in Chicago yesterday to promote her upcoming movie, “Larry Crowne” with Tom Hanks, where she gave Oprah “a little nudge” about possibly doing more projects together for OWN.
“Extraordinary Moms” debuts on May 7 at 8 PM ET on OWN. “Larry Crowne” hits theaters on July 1.