If going to a premiere means missing Lily’s bath time, I won’tmiss bath time. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gone to present atthe Golden Globes, come home, whipped the dress off and read to mydaughter wearing gazillion-dollar earrings. That’s how it goes in myhouse, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
The other night my daughter said, ‘I’m so lucky I’ve got twolovely daddies – I wish your daddy was still alive. (Kate’s father,actor Richard Beckinsale, passed away when she was 5.) Then she gave mea little hand squeeze. I thought, ‘You’re eight!’ I was sofantastically moved.
When I was pregnant, everyone told me you’re going to be one ofthose women with a little football in front. And then thisâ¦thing, thisScooby-Doo monster belly arrived. I gained 65 pounds. Every single partof my body was thicker – even my scalp! But that’s the advantage ofbeing young – it went right back.
Now that my daughter doesn’t require me to put her to bed every night,I can be a teeny bit more selfish and immerse myself in a project in away I found difficult to do when she was younger.