by CBB correspondent Joyce:
After a few bit parts, Gwyneth Paltrow is returning to the big screen in a major role again – in the upcoming Iron Man – after taking three years off to devote to her family, and she wants to seek advice from some of Hollywood’s working moms on how to balance both.
I’m not going to work like I did before I had kids. I want to call Kate Winslet and say, ”Can you tell me how to do this?” Or call Cate Blanchett and ask her to describe [her day] from 7 a.m. on. But it’s not going to be back-to-back films.
Gwyneth, who has a supporting role in her brother Jake’s directorial/writing debut The Good Night, says she decided to resume her career six months ago. She says,
I reached a place in my life where I thought, ”It’s okay that I have a passion for something besides my family.” I love making films. If I do one thing that makes me fulfilled, then I’m a more interesting woman for my children. But it wasn’t like I was getting, you know, thousands of offers a week, when I was nine months’ pregnant or nursing babies, either. I also think I had projected, ”I’m out of the business. I live in London and I have my kids.” And yes, that is an aspect of who I am, but I’m also a person who’s very passionate about my art and film.
While she laments her family – which includes husband Chris Martin, 29, daughter Apple, 2 1/2 and son Moses, 10 months next week – will be separated once she begins filming, she says they will "try to make it work." Apple and Moses will join Gwyneth, 34, on set while Chris works on the next Coldplay album.
The Oscar winner also says she has no immediate plans for more children as she’s grateful to have one of each. Knocking on wood, she says,
They’re both healthy, thank God, and I don’t want to push it. I don’t think I would have more. You never know — but not anytime soon.
Gwyneth and Chris met backstage at a Coldplay concert in 2002 and have been married for three years.
Source: Entertainment Weekly (Coldplay fans – if you click this link and scroll down to the bottom, Gwyneth talks a bit about the new album.)