By peoplestaff225
January 27, 2009 10:00 AM

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The role of an adventurer and action hero who also happens to be a mom was too good to pass up for Mira Sorvino. The 41-year-old actress and mom of two signed on to NBC’s The Last Templar because she could so easily identify with the plight of her character, Tess Chaykin. “I think I find in my own life, it’s a terrible conflict, when you have children, to leave them for any length of time to go to work,” Mira explains. “I never actually leave my children…They always come with me.” She adds,

Mira and her husband Christopher Backus are parents to Mattea Angel, 4, and Johnny Christopher King, 2 ½.

Source: Fresno Bee