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Julianna Margulies on More Kids: 'I Don't Think So'

10/05/2009 at 12:30 PM ET
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A recent trip to Live with Regis and Kelly brought back a flood of memories for Julianna Margulies. “The last time I was here he was 6-weeks-old,” she mused of son Kieran Lindsay, now 20 months. “It goes fast.”

“Now I know why people have a second [child]. But…I don’t think so.”

Another baby seems even less likely given the long hours the 43-year-old actress is currently working on the new show The Good Wife. Sixteen hour days are the norm, she shares, often beginning at 5 a.m. and not ending until 9 p.m. The revelation prompted show co-host Regis Philbin to wonder whether “the little guy is saying at 6 o’clock at night, ‘Where’s my mommy?’” which prompted Julianna to quip, “Thanks, Regis. I feel much better now.”

All joking aside, Julianna says she is grateful for the flexibility afforded by her career. “I’m lucky, I get to take him to work most days with me,” she points out. “Even if it’s for a few hours.” She adds,

“And my husband, thank God, gets home every night at 6:30 so he always puts him to bed. So he’s always got one of us.”

Kieran is the first child for Julianna and her husband of almost two years, Keith Lieberthal. The Good Wife airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. on CBS.

Source: Live with Regis and Kelly

– Missy

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Tina. on

its good she isnt pressured. i like the name Kieran :)

Erica on

I love the name. My daughter’s name is Keiryn May. =)

Diva on

I love that baby’s face!

Laura on

I really like Julianna and i Love her new show THe GOod Wife (so much better than Canterberry’s law). but to say she isn’t having more kids due to the long hours doesn’t make sense. i just don’t think she wants to have anymore. i mean if she did want more kids i would think at her age 43 she wouldn’t have chosen to be the lead in a tv show. she would have postponed that and had more kids. cuz it is not like she has to work because she needs money. i think it is just a choice of being happy with one child. i don’t know why they say it is due to long hours. they aren’t being forced to work due to money like the average american has too.

deedee on

She works from 5 am to 9pm? Wow when does she ever see her child? He would always be asleep. I hope a TV show is worth it.

CelebBabyLover on

deedee- She says right in the post that she takes him to work with her most days, and does get to spend at least a few hours with him that way. :)

Sarah on

I know it’s really long work hours, but I am certain Keiran is with her on set at least some or most of the time. Maybe a nanny helps out during the time she’s in front of the camera (which is not all the time). Maybe her husband comes and picks Keiran up after work to take over. Doesn’t that make sense?

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