Definitely, Maybe starlet Elizabeth Banks, 37, and her sweet 5-month-old son Felix arrived at the airport in Los Angeles, Calif. on Wednesday (September 28).
Elizabeth looked great in her stylish hat and loose fitting sweater as she pushed baby Felix through the busy airport.
As a new mom, the Emmy-nominated actress knows first-hand how easy it to let your own health fall to the wayside while you try to skillfully balance work and motherhood.
She has recently teamed up the American Heart Association to direct and star in the first-ever Go Red For Women’s short film Just a Little Heart Attack, in which she plays a busy mother who is so focused on meeting the daily demands of her family that she ignores the symptoms of an imminent heart attack. The plot was inspired by real-life stories of women who have suffered the effects of heart disease.
I thought it was a really strong idea that would appeal to women and be a great way to get the message out,” explains the 37-year-old 30 Rock star.
We spoke to a very prominent female cardiac surgeon who said that she very rarely performs open-heart surgery on women because they don’t make it to the table. I found that very fascinating. We take care of everyone in our lives except for ourselves. I found that to be true in my own life. I think it’s just a quality that women all share — a little mothering quality that we all have. We literally do so many things before we get to our health. I just wanted to draw attention to that and make women think a little bit about taking care of themselves first.”
Although she has help at home, Elizabeth admits that she struggles emotionally trying to balance her work life with motherhood.
“I find it difficult! I miss my son when I’m not with him,” the actress claims. “but I have great help. As people say, it takes a village. I’m a big believer in that. I grew up with my cousins and my aunts all around me. Now I live in Los Angeles where I have no family. You just have to find great help.”
Be sure to check out Elizabeth’s short film Just a Little Heart Attack which was released on September 13th.View Slideshow »»