Actress Mira Sorvino, working mom to Mattea Angel, 2, and Johnny Christopher King, 11 months, says the stress of employment takes its toll on her. Mira often works more than 12 hours per day and has to be separated from her children.
I hate it. I feel so guilty because my kids cry so hard when I go to work. I know there are millions and millions of working women out in the world who face this same dilemma, but it just kind of kills me, and I don’t know what to do about it.
However, Mira attempts to make it as fun as possible on set, so the kids can visit as much as they like and enjoy themselves.
I’ve tried to make it as much fun for them as possible on the set. I went to FAO Schwarz and got all these things to make the trailer as fun and club-housey as possible. I made a tent with fabric, bought a beanbag chair and put together an art table where my daughter could paint. But days on the set are a minimum of 12 hours and that’s hard for them.
On what her life would be like in an ideal world, Mira laughs,
[I wouldn't work]. I’d love it. If I was independently wealthy and could stop acting and just focus on being a mom and activism.