A: I wouldn't do that, no. I find that so archaic to be honest. I'm not really a traditional person that way. I don't think people need to follow anybody's rules but their own. Follow your heart.
Q: Did your son visit you on the movie set?
A: My son came to visit me a lot, but there's a lot of scenes that you just don't want 'why are you kissing a man that's not daddy?' That's just not good. That's not healthy for a 2-year-old. He's three now, but that could scar him. You know what I mean? So it was a lot of set (visits) to the trailer. He wasn't there for the Boris Kodjoe makeout scene. I can tell you that much.
Q: What if he sees the movie one day?
A: Eventually he will and listen, that's part of the deal. No one's parents are perfect. You're going to have to suffer a little humiliation of having to see mommy do these things. It's the way it's going to go.
Q: What's your secret to balancing motherhood and your career?
A: You just sleep a lot less. Always tired. Always. I'd be lying to you if I told you something different.
Q: What has motherhood taught you?
A: That's it's given me great perspective, made me a lot less self-involved. Maybe before if you lose a role or something happens and you just sit in your bed all day and cry. There's no time for that (now). Somebody needs to eat, they want to go to the park, and it's great because it puts life in perspective and those moments become a lot smaller and a lot less significant once you have a child.
Q: What is it like to experience such personal and professional fulfillment?
A: I feel like my son has been a lucky charm. I really do. I don't know what it is and I do think children can be lucky charms. You have to treat them with reverence and respect and discipline, but he did somehow. With him he brought many gifts.