I had the opportunity to interview actress Busy Philips from ABC’s Cougar Town as a special guest on Huffington Post LIVE. She’s a new spokesperson for Banana Boat sun protection. Side note: I bought some Banana Boat products at Target on sale last week and got a $5 Target gift card I hope to give away soon. Back on topic…I asked Busy her thoughts on Gwyneth Paltrow’s comments comparing her life to a “working mom.” In case you don’t follow celebrity moms (like I do) back in March, Gwyneth told E!
“I think it’s different when you have an office job, because it’s routine and, you know, you can do all the stuff in the morning and then you come home in the evening.”
“When you’re shooting a movie, they’re like, ‘We need you to go to Wisconsin for two weeks,’ and then you work 14 hours a day and that part of it is very difficult. I think to have a regular job and be a mom is not as, of course there are challenges, but it’s not like being on set.”
In Gwyneth’s defense, she said the demands of movies are why she’s made about one film a year since becoming a mother and she wasn’t diminishing the challenges of working a 9-5. My question about Gywneth and Busy’s answer is at starts at the 10 minute mark so you’ll have to fast forward!
I have a bit of an obsession with celebrity moms like Beyoncé and her amazing baby weight loss. When I went to Los Angeles last year for my #FiguringOut40LA trip, I grabbed an interview with Van Lathan from the TMZ tour about the “best celebrity moms.” Pardon the color on the video below:
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