Picks and Pans Review: Helen Hunt Is ... Mad About Motherhood
updated 04/28/2008 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 04/28/2008 AT 01:00 AM EDT
WOW, YOU WROTE, PRODUCED AND STARRED IN THE FILM. WHY SO MANY HATS? It started out as a beautiful novel [by Elinor Lipman] and became a very personal story. It's totally autobiographical except that I'm everybody! This made it deeply mine [so] that it was a pleasure deciding how it was going to be done.
WHY HAVE YOU BEEN OUT OF THE SPOTLIGHT? My family came to life. I had my daughter [Makena Lei Gordon, 3, with producer Matthew Carnahan] and chose to spend time with her. It's the greatest pleasure I've ever known.
IS PARENTING HARDER THAN DIRECTING? Definitely the most challenging is being a mom. Your entire heart is running around in the body of a 3-year-old, so you want to do anything for them.