Once a mom, always a mom. In fact, nature doesn’t care if you have work to do… or an interview with a celebrity lined up. So after getting to attend the “blue” carpet at the premier of Rio at Hollywood’s infamous Chinese Grauman Theater and seeing the animated 3D visual stunner with the stars of the film like, Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg, Jamie Foxx, George Lopez, Will.i.am and more, Breezy Mama was fortunate to join several other “mom” bloggers for a round table interview with Leslie Mann, who plays one of the main characters, Linda, afterward.
Banking on the fact that, as per usual in LA, things would run late, I made a mad dash once the movie ended to my hotel, The Renaissance to get my pump on (I would have gladly nursed the twins, but as luck would not have it, the hubby had just fed them and put them down for naps). Once finished, I raced back past the movie theater through crowds of tourists, making my way to the Roosevelt Hotel when I came to find that not only was the interview happening on time, but it even started early! Running up the stairs, I flew into the packed room with Leslie at the head of the table on one end, and the only seat left available was at the other end of the very long table. Completely out of breath and interrupting as it was, there was only one thing for me to say to the full room: “Sorry, I’m late. Had to pump.”
“Doesn’t that make you so tired? Pumping always used to make me so tired,” mom of an 8 year old and 13 year old Leslie asked.
“Yes, that and just running back here,” I said panting.
“And she has four month old twins!” Someone offered.
“Are you serious?” Leslie asked.
“Yes. And they’re my 4th and 5th.”
“Oh wow!” Leslie exclaimed.
And graciously answered my out of breath questions from there. In fact, this very down to earth actress and wife of Judd Apatow, who’s Knocked Up Leslie and their daughter’s starred in, gave a very frank mom to mom style interview that I have compiled together — some of the questions I asked, and others from the women in the room — from her post-partum depression, to dealing with teens (oh, it’s going to happen to you one day, too), her favorite beauty secret and more.
Do you find it hard as a working mom balancing your family & your career?
Yes, it is hard. It was really hard in the beginning when I first became pregnant — it was just such a shocker. I was depressed for about five years. And I don’t know if [Read more…] about Leslie Mann on Motherhood Depression & More