Elizabeth Perkins: I don't think it's ever easy being the child of an actor

08/08/2007 at 03:11 PM ET

She is the mother of four, but that didn’t stop Weeds star Elizabeth Perkins from posing nude for Allure last year. While she took it as a personal challenge to bare all, her children didn’t feel quite as excited about seeing their mother in the buff in a national magazine. Elizabeth tells Parade,

I’m sure the kids were mixed up it, but they [also] have mixed feelings about my being on Weeds.  I don’t think it’s ever easy being the child of an actor. 

The magazine was very businesslike and respectful about it.  I’m going to be 47 this year and have had absolutely no plastic surgery.  They wanted to show that a woman my age can still look like this.

Elizabeth’s children — Hannah, Maximilian, Alexander and Andreas — may struggle with having an actress for a mother, but Elizabeth says they should be even more grateful that she is nothing like her Weeds character, a highly-critical, suburban PTA-mom.

Celia is about as diametrically opposed to me as she can be.

Elizabeth is married to cinematographer Julio Macat.

Source: Parade Magazine
Photo Credit: MSN movies


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J.M. on

I think it does have to be hard to extent especially if your kids have no plans of going into the entertainment business themselves. I don’t think I’d be comfortable having my mom pose nude (no matter how good she looked).

I also love Weeds and can’t wait to see it premiere next week 😉

r9lee on

i didn’t even know she had 4 children! i remember her having a daughter though cuz instyle mag showed a pic of liz gettin remarried couple yrs ago. how old are they?