Rachel Griffiths laments work schedule, lack of free time

05/22/2007 at 09:52 PM ET

Actress Rachel Griffiths is taking a much-needed break in her native Australia from the California set of her hit television show Brothers and Sisters.  In a new interview, Rachel — mom to 3-year-old Banjo Patrick and 23-month-old Adelaide Rose, her children with artist husband Andrew Taylor — said her work schedule is "intense" and that the trip home while the show is on hiatus couldn’t have come at a better time. 

I am reeling…I think next year I have to find a way to stay a bit healthier.  It’s a hard slog and and as any working mother knows, you are just getting drained in all directions. 

When Brothers and Sisters is shooting, Rachel said she routinely works 60- to 70-hour work weeks; Whatever time is left — however scarce — is devoted to Banjo and Adelaide.

I do no exercise.  I have no personal trainer because I feel too guilty.  I have an hour with my kids, so it’s like:  Am I going to stay with the kids and play the dragon game in the garden or am I going to go off with Charlie and work on my abs?  I am afraid the dragons win.

Source:  Herald Sun

FILED UNDER: Uncategorized

Share this story:

Your reaction:

Add A Comment

PEOPLE.com reserves the right to remove comments at their discretion.

Showing 0 comments

mod*mom on

banjo? her son is named banjo? hilarious.
i’m surprised her daughter isn’t named violin.

Yes, he’s named after an Australian poet of the same name.

From Our Partners

Sign up for our daily newsletter and other special offers.
    Choose your newsletters
Thank you for signing up! Your request may take up to one week to be processed.
    see all newsletters