By peoplestaff225
Updated January 11, 2009 02:00 PM

Lucy Lawless knew that the time would come when her kids — Daisy, 20, Julius Robert Bay, 9, and Judah Miro, 6 ½ — wouldn’t need her at home as much at anymore, but she didn’t realize that they would be so vocal about her returning to work! The former Xena: Warrior Princess star signed on for the film Bedtime Stories in part to get out of the house — but she then realized that she “thinks that’s what the kids wanted” also.

Now that “my kids are relinquishing me and I’m ready to go back to work,” Lucy cannot wait to sign on for more projects, she reveals. Julius and Judah’s father is Lucy’s husband, film producer Robert Tapert. Daisy’s dad is Garth Lawless.

Bedtime Stories is in theaters now.