She’s far from a Desperate Housewife, but Felicity Huffman admits she still struggles to find a balance between work and her family life. “I mainly fumble and drop things and make mistakes — I just F up all the time,” she exclusively told Closer at the recent Emily’s List Pre-Oscars Brunch and Panel Discussion in LA.
“That’s really how it is — there’s very little balance involved.” Of course, Felicity, 56, has the unwavering support of her husband and occasional costar, William H. Macy, 68, in raising their daughters, Sofia, 18, and Georgia, 16. “My husband cherishes me,” she gushes. “There’s no accounting for taste, but that man is totally in my corner.”
She channeled her experiences as a parent for her role in the upcoming film Otherhood, opposite two other Hollywood moms, Patricia Arquette and Angela Bassett. “Once you learn something, you can’t help but draw upon it,” says Felicity. “The effort would be to block it out, but it just becomes a part of the fabric of who you are.”
Still, she’s not offering any parenting tips to her ex-Desperate Housewives costar, new mom Eva Longoria: “That girl doesn’t need advice about anything from me!” Felicity gets all of her great advice from her seven siblings who taught her how to deal with teenagers.
“I’m very familiar with teenage girls. The ups and downs with intense hormones doesn’t scare me,” she previously admitted to Closer Weekly. “You understand why D.H. Lawrence called them little volcanoes. I’m closer to my sisters and my brother than anyone else in the world. They taught me about unconditional love, what it means to be there for someone.”
Although Felicity has been doing a great job parenting two girls, she revealed that the hardest lesson she’s ever learned is to “be 100 percent more prepared than you think you ought to be.” We couldn’t agree more!
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