Working Mom Jessica Biel on Raising a 2-Year-Old and 'Trying to Find a Balance': 'You're Stretched Thin Everywhere'
"I think every working parent must feel the same," The Sinner star Jessica Biel said of the constant struggle to find a career/family balance
“It’s hard — trying to find a balance between work and family and just being an independent human,” Biel, 35, told Ryan Seacrest and guest host Busy Philipps. “You’re stretched thin everywhere, and it’s been amazing creatively but really hard. I think every working parent must feel the same.”
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Biel says the family of three have been “stable” in N.Y.C., “which is so nice,” but that Timberlake, 36, is “sort of all over the place” with his own work too.
“I don’t think you ever master finding the balance. Like, you master it, and then your kids are grown up,” she says. “Then you’re home alone and sad, like, ‘I wish I had something to master!’ ”
And how is little Silas’ personality developing? “He is a total weirdo. But he’s amazing,” jokes the 7th Heaven alum. “[Kids are] all weird. They’re like these little lovely, strange, mini humans, and they’re so specific.”
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Philipps agrees. “[My daughter Cricket Pearl]’ll say something and I’ll be like, ‘Oh … you don’t know that … because you’re only 4,’ ” she says. ” ‘I have to explain everything to you!’ ”
“I would think all of that weirdness is cuteness, isn’t it?” Seacrest asks.
“It is. It’s complete cute/weird combo,” says Biel.
The Sinner airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. EST / 9 p.m. CST on USA Network.