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Jordana Brewster: Motherhood Has Made Me a Hypochondriac

02/28/2014 at 01:00 PM ET

Dallas Jordana Brewster Motherhood Jim Smeal/BEImages

When it comes to her baby boy, Jordana Brewster isn’t taking any chances.

In a new interview with Wonderwall, the actress, who jokes that the birth of her first child left her suddenly much more aware of her surroundings, says there is a reason son Julian doesn’t join her as she films her hit show, Dallas.

“I didn’t realize I’d be such a hypochondriac as a mom. It’s flu season in Texas, so I haven’t taken him out that much on set,” Brewster, 33, shares.

“But we’ve been traveling back and forth a lot. He’s a really good traveler.”

Even with Brewster’s busy routine, the mother-son pair don’t spend much time apart.

“I’m on the best show because it’s an ensemble and, luckily, I don’t have to work 24/7 every day,” she says.

The flexible shooting schedule and the demands of being a working mom have shaped a new normal for the actress, who has made a habit out of heading to bed early.

“I’m such a nerd, especially now that I have a baby. I’m in bed by 9 p.m. I’m not kidding,” Brewster says. “By 7 [a.m.] when I’m getting my makeup done, I need to get the energy up. I usually need an espresso shot.”

While the new mom — who “absolutely” wants two or three more kids — admits each stage of her 5-month-old‘s life has been exciting, “now this is my favorite age, of course, because he’s responding so much.”

She adds, “He’s rolling over. He’s smiling. He’s laughing.”

As for her show, Dallas, Brewster is equally excited.

“This has been the most fun season by far. This season is a little bit darker,” she shares. “[Elena's] just got more to grapple with.”


– Anya Leon

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Guest on

Her little guy is the cutest!!

Ris on

Love the Buddha belly :)

Doogie on

Jordana is looking so thin. :( but her baby is cute!

dawn norris on

that must be a horrible picture of her or she’s changed alot she was beautiful now looks pale and sick and eating a carb or two would not hurt her..

Lynn on

He is a chubber. What a cutie!!

Niki on

The baby weighs more then she does. When you can see every bone in your chest protruding, you are too thin!

Guest on

@dawn morris Jordana does not appear in that picture with Julian, the person you see in that picture is Isabella Brewster (Jordana´s younger sister)

Jacquelyn on

Her baby is adorable…but when was she pregnant? I watched the 1st two seasons of Dallas, and she has always been super duper skinny. Did she adopt?

Jacquelyn on

Oh, now I see she used a surrogate.

Angie on

She looks too thin, needs to eat.

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