Toni Collette Views Work Differently Since Becoming a Mom
With United States of Tara, Toni Collette found the perfect balance between work and family — a role she loves and a schedule that suits 18-month-old Sage Florence, her daughter with husband Dave Galafassi. Of filming the first season, she says, “Even though I was beyond exhausted — I was breastfeeding and had a little person living off my body — I was always excited to wake up and go to work.”
Still, now that Sage is older, Toni admits in a new interview with the Sydney Morning Herald she is unsure “how it will work” as she prepares to shoot the second season in Los Angeles.
Plans to make Sage a big sister are unresolved. “I think about it,” Toni concedes. “I am pretty happy with my one gorgeous little person at the moment. I am just enjoying her and enjoying this time.” To that end, the 36-year-old actress says it’s hard to remember a time when Sage wasn’t in her life, noting, “it’s kind of like she has always been here…and yet she is so brand new.”
One thing is for certain: Wherever Toni is, Sage and Dave won’t be far behind! “We move as a unit, we go everywhere together,” she explains. “Surely the joy of being part of a family is the day-to-dayness.”
The second season of United States of Tara will air on Showtime in early 2010.
Source: Sydney Morning Herald