You won’t hear Julie Bowen complaining about the struggle to balance work and family! In a highly tongue-in-cheek interview with US Weekly, the actress singled out “an excuse to get out of the house” as a “mommy must-have.”
Tops on that list? Her job on the smash hit Modern Family.
“My doctor told me, ‘Only give 70 percent. You’ll hate them if you give 100 percent of yourself.’ I took that advice to heart. I run to my job. I love my job.”
Julie, 40, says she’s also often on the hunt for “piles of cloth to wipe up the massive amounts of vomit and fluids that are constantly coming through my house.” Mom to Oliver McLanahan, 2 ½, and 8-month-old fraternal twins John and Gus, Julie suggests that things can get quite hectic indeed.
“It’s a nightmare,” she jokes. “It’s nothing but tiny little penises and poop all day long. And not in a good way.”
Perhaps sensing that her humor might not translate well, Julie then clarified,
“I always come across sounding like I hate my children. I actually love them very much.”
Although she appears to have shed the weight she gained with the twins, Julie was quick to point out that looks can be deceiving. “I’m not in shape,” she insists. Pinching her belly, she revealed “this is soft and doughy.” When pressed to reveal her secret, however, Julie conceded,
“I run a lot. That’s the short answer. I run and run and run.”
Oliver, John and Gus are Julie’s children with husband Scott Phillips. Modern Family airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. on ABC.
Source: US Weekly