Megan Fox Says She Carries "A Lot of Guilt" Juggling Work and Motherhood
Megan Fox knows it's hard being a working mom. The 28-year-old Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles actress recently opened up to Parents magazine about what it's like having two boys under the age of two, and why she doesn't let them watch TV.
Fox, who's been married to fellow actor Brian Austin Green since 2010, has two children with the 90210 star, Noah almost 2 and Bodhi, 4 months. The Transformers star admitted her priorities have changed since she became a mother. "It affects how much I’m willing to work. I’ve never been an extraordinarily ambitious girl or career-oriented, but especially once I got pregnant with my first son and now [having] my second, it’s so hard to be a working mom, especially when your heart is not in your work, when your heart is with your family."
"I have to make one movie a year because I have to invest in their future and I have to be able to pay their way through college and be able to provide for them," she added.
So, how does she manage having two young kids when she is home?
"It’s total chaos obviously. Before you have kids you really do not understand how much work it is and how consuming it is. And then you have one and you’re like, “Oh my God my baby is my whole world.” Every moment of the day is dedicated to this one baby and then all of a sudden you have two babies!"
"I also don't let them watch TV. It’s not like I’m going to sit Noah in front of the television so I can take care of Bodhi. I have to figure out how to incorporate Noah into the process and have him help me take care of Bodhi and make sure he doesn’t get jealous and make sure nobody’s neglected and everybody’s needs are being met. As a mom it’s hard because I don’t feel like I’m ever giving either one of them 100% of my attention or 100% of myself, so I carry a lot of guilt. Do they each understand how special they are and how much I love them?"
The Hope & Faith actress does allow her kids to watch movies, but feels TV "bombards" them and offers too much stimulation. She knows her rules won't last forever, but she hopes to " keep it away as long as possible or to introduce it through Apple TV so they’re not being exposed to the commercials constantly. My goal is no computers, no cell phones until at least eighth grade."
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles hits theaters in August.