Julianna Margulies: “It’s Tricky Being A Working Mom”

Mom-of-one Julianna Margulies graces Harper’s Bazaar‘s January cover. The star of The Good Wife opens up about her “surprise” pregnancy and how she balances motherhood and career.

On balancing motherhood and career: “It’s tricky being a working mom. You feel guilt all the way around. You want to be there for your husband, be there for your kids, be great at your job, all that stuff. But at the end of the day, if you put everyone in front of you, what happens to you?”

On feeling sexy during her pregnancy: “Yeah, till the very end, when it just became uncomfortable. I mean, I got married pregnant. Narciso Rodriguez made my gown. I’ve known him forever, and I remember standing there on top of these stairs, and he had made me the most beautiful dress. I remember looking at him–it was just him and me, and it was finally quiet for a minute–and I said it shouldn’t be any other way. It just felt so right having the baby there. I loved it.”

On getting pregnant at 40: “I got pregnant at 40 by surprise. It’s funny, because when we found out we were pregnant, I said, Okay, let’s experience that. You just have to just go with it because it’s rare.”

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  • LeeLee

    She seems really down to earth and looks gorgeous in those pics.

  • Carey

    About the first Julianna’s statement. She is saying exactly what other famous celebs have said. Some of them have being heavily bashed by comments in this site and other ones. One celeb I remember now is Gisele Bundchen, she said something similar but was bashed violently on internet. So it’s clear that people are messed up in their priorities.

    It’s a pity that famous women spread out the ridiculouss idea that healthy women with well functioning reproductive organs with healthy male partners can’t get pregnant after 35. I’ve seen very recently the story of a woman who got pregnanct at 56 and she said that didn’t believe it was possible so herself and partner didn’t do anything to avoid the problem.

  • Jennifer

    The Good Wife is one of the best shows on TV! She is fabulous in it and I am sure she brings some of that “acting” with her kids on the show into her real life.

  • Lila

    These pics are gorgeous! She looks great. Good interview too. I’ve always liked hearing her talk about her reaction to a surprise pregnancy. That’s a hard reaction to have but it seems like she and her husband really embraced just rolling with it. ITA with her too on the guilt. There is no right but it’s okay as long as everything can stay enjoyable.

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