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