The glitz and glamour of life as a successful actress will never go to Debra Messing‘s head. Speaking to OK! from the Chanel Dinner for the Tribeca Film Festival on Thursday night, the 40-year-old The Starter Wife star said that son Roman Walker, 5, keeps her real. “When I’m on the floor with my son — Look at my knees, do you see? Majorly skinned knees,” she points out. “That’s from my son’s birthday party on Saturday at the gym and I was crawling on the floor.”
“Skinned knees and chasing after a little boy keeps everything in perspective.”
When she’s not crawling around on all fours, Debra says that her favorite activity with Roman is reading together. The family — which includes Debra’s husband of eight years, Daniel Zelman — have “an embarrassingly big library,” she admits, and Roman often reaps the benefits.
“I’m a book fanatic so he gets to go and pick out whatever he wants and his choice changes all the time.”