Picks and Pans Review: Catching Up with

updated 01/22/2007 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 01/22/2007 AT 01:00 AM EST

>Emily Watson

When Watson, 40, took on the part of Beatrix's pal Millie in Miss Potter, she was busy with another new role: mom to daughter Juliet, now 1.

WERE YOU EXCITED ABOUT MISS POTTER? I turned it down twice, if you can believe it. It's hard to imagine working when you're still wearing your nightclothes at the supper table and you haven't had time to shower! I wanted to take it easy and focus on my baby. But the script was so charming, I couldn't pass it up.

DID THE MOVIE MAKE YOU NOSTALGIC? It did. I read Beatrix's books as a kid. I was one of those children who read under the covers.

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