About her 2007 film August Rush, in which she plays a parent who gives her child up for adoption) Watching it is so much more emotional now that I’m a mother. No one tells you that when you have a baby, you literally take a crazy pill, and from then on, anything that has to do with kids–even if it isn’t even your kid–you burst into tears. I can’t imagine having a kid and knowing that they’re out there. I’m sort of glad I wasn’t a mom yet when I was filming it.
I made a little bit of money on Felicity, but I was really the only one of my friends on the show who didn’t buy a home and a really fancy car. I was able to move to New York, have an apartment, and not work for a year. I was a kid that year. I went out dancing. I didn’t get to do any of that when I had to be at work at 5 in the morning. Now, as much as I don’t regret my life, I value so much being at home for dinner with my family.
I want to be able to raise my kid. I was totally being a martyr about it at first, thinking I could totally do it on my own, which I did for a while. I’ve hired a babysitter before, but as for a full-time caregiver… for a control freak like me, it ain’t gonna happen!
People still take it really personally. They come up to me at breakfast places like, ‘When are you growing your hair back?’
Dance is definitely what I love doing much more than anything else.
Sometimes it’s the smallest decisions that can change your life forever.
Who knows? Maybe years from now I’ll be on a ranch in Colorado with 10 kids. The whole point of life is to experience a little bit of everything, and I think it’s better when there are a few surprises thrown in.
One girl spit on me because I was the new kid in school. But mostly, I was pretty normal-not excessively popular. I definitely wasn’t a hottie, big-boobed cheerleader. It didn’t help that I looked 12 years old the entire four years.
My best friends in life are people who admit they don’t have everything figured out, no matter what age they are, I hope I never stop doing that either.