Michelle Pfeiffer is never too far from her kids

07/11/2007 at 10:57 PM ET

Michellepfeiffer4_cbb_cbb_2Scheduling is everything for Michelle Pfeiffer. The Hairspraystar, 49, can’t stand to be away from her children, Claudia Rose, 14,and John Henry, 12, for more than two weeks at a time and always tries to shapeher work itinerary around them.

When I look at doing something and have to be away from the kids,if it’s at a time when they can’t come with me, like during the schoolyear, then I need to be able to come back and forth. I need to not beaway from my kids more than a week or two – that’s my limit.
Since she and husband David E. Kelley moved their family out ofHollywood in favor of the peaceful northern California countryside,commuting to and from is an issue, but Michelle would never considermoving back.
I think it’s helped us as a family to be less distracted. Wewanted more land, and we wanted animals. We were looking for adifferent kind of lifestyle.
Michelle also hopes to teach Claudia and Jack to be "resilient and empathetic."
I think if you can raise kids to embody those two qualities, then they will have a rich and successful life.
Source: OK! Magazine, July 23 issue, pg 32-33

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Alexandra on

Awesome! Does anyone know where they live?

Natalee on

Wow! I haven’t seen a pic of the children since they were little! Claudia is growing up to be a GORGEOUS young woman, and Jack is quite handsome himself. I can’t believe how grown up they are now!

Autumn on

That’s cool David & Michelle and their kids moved out to the country rather than stay in LA. It’s obviously a better lifestyle choice and I say good for them.

Anyway their kids Claudia and John are really growing up. Also, isn’t Claudia the girl in the dark dress toward the back? I think so, but then who’s the girl in the blue dress in front? One of the other actresses from ‘Hairspray?’

Sarah’s note: Claudia is standing next to Michelle.