By peoplestaff225
August 11, 2009 08:00 AM

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From the outside world, looks can be deceiving, says Leslie Mann. The wife of writer-director Judd Apatow and mother of Maude, 11, and Iris, 6, the actress admits that while it may seem she has a handle on her family, at times she is left searching for a bit of guidance. “Don’t assume I have everything figured out…I get as confused about life as everybody, and sometimes I think I’m just hurtling through the world without a plan at all,” she tells USA WEEKEND.

For Leslie, that constant quest to seek all the right answers is noticeably present as she navigates her way through motherhood. “The rules are completely different now than when I was a kid, and it’s hard to know what’s right,” she says.

Noting that parents once held much more authority over their children, Leslie finds herself taken aback by some of her daughters’ quick responses. “I once told my daughter Maude that I read in this book that when you’re seven, you can start doing chores like vacuuming,” she recalls.

Leslie’s new movie Funny People — written, co-produced, and directed by Judd with appearances by both of their girls — is now in theaters.


— Anya