Julianna Margulies talks about working motherhood

03/13/2008 at 11:56 AM ET

In her new television role on Canterbury’s Law, actress Julianna Margulies plays a mom whose young son disappears.  It’s something that — as a new mom in real life, to 8-week-old Kieran Lindsay — Julianna says she struggles to imagine, or comprehend.

Now that I have my own son, the idea of a child missing — I don’t know how anybody gets up in the morning, honestly.

A nursing mom, Julianna shared that Kieran has an aversion to blue cheese — so she skipped the dressing on her Cobb salad during a recent interview with USA Today.  The 41-year-old says she walks upwards of 20 city blocks each day in an effort to shed the baby weight, and in typical self-deprecating fashion joked that her "brains go out with the breast milk." 

Click ‘continue reading’ for more interview highlights.

Kieran was a surprise, Julianna revealed, and the timing of the pregnancy initially presented some problems for Canterbury’s Law; Julianna says she learned that she was expecting just one month prior to the show being picked up by Fox.  Although producers were receptive to the idea of writing the pregnancy into the storyline, Julianna argued against it.

I don’t want to be the working mother (on the show). We’ve seen it a million times. How do you juggle? And it is impossibly difficult, as I’m now finding out.

Kieran is the first child for Julianna and her husband, attorney Keith LieberthalCanterbury’s Law premiered March 10 on Fox.

Source:  USA Today

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gabriella on

I love juliana, hoping to see her baby one day. Congrats to her

Emily on

Thanks for sharing this! I am always excited about news of Julianna. I’ve read all this already, because I keep up with her, but I still like to see it here, because sometimes you guys find things before I can!!! So thanks!🙂

Pam on

My brains went out with the breastmilk too. I think I’m just starting to recover.🙂🙂

annateoh on

Ermmm.. Is Kieran a boy or a girl? Coz’ where i’m from, Kieran is generally a boys name, but Lindsay is girl’s name. Unless it’s pronounced Karen or something.

Sarah’s note: A boy. Lindsay was originally a boys name, it may be a family name for them.

mila on

how does she pronounce his first name? kir-ann?

Sarah’s note: Keer-inn.

lk on

Her son has 2 unisex names. Amazing how names become unisex. Jordan,Sasha,Jamie, Michael, Hunter and much more are now unisex names.

Canterbury’s Law was cancelled so I REALLY HOPE she returns 2 ER for the series finales.

We need to see Carl Hathaway & her twins & Doug Ross.

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