Jodi Benson Balances Her Triple Roles as Mom, Teacher, and Actress
You may not recall Jodi Benson‘s face, but you probably recognize her voice! The 46-year-old is Ariel in The Little Mermaid, as well as Sam in last year’s movie Enchanted. While she’s happy providing the voice of numerous characters, her main job is that of mother and teacher to son McKinley, 9 ½, and daughter Delaney, 7. Home schooling her kids is Jodi’s "full-time job during the week," but she does "do concerts on the weekend."
Jodi shares that "I generally fly out [to California] to do most of the film work, but the rest of the stuff … I could do Ariel in Atlanta," close to where she and her husband Ray Benson live with their kids. Luckily for Jodi, she can "teach the kids Monday through Friday and then do my gigs on the weekends," adding that "my studio work is generally one hour a week, in the afternoon after I finish school, so it works out well for our family."
Source: Movie Web