Pam Anderson Says She's Retiring
02/26/2004 at 12:00 AM EST
For those of you still waiting for a sequel to "Barb Wire," you can keep on waiting. Pamela Anderson says she's retired from movies and television.
"I never did want to be an actress," the former "Baywatch" star told "E! News Live" Wednesday night in Las Vegas, where she was on hand to promote her new clothing line at the MAGIC fashion trade show.
Anderson, 36, says her decision should not come as a surprise to anyone, the New York Post reports.
"I always said that when (my sons) started going to school, like kindergarten and first grade, which they are right now, that I wouldn't do a series or any more movies or anything like that," she said. (Anderson has two sons, Brandon, 7, and Dylan, 6, from her marriage to rocker Tommy Lee. The couple has since divorced.)
Anderson said that she wants to be home when the boys need her. "I wanted to be able to pick them up from schools and bring them to their (activities)," she said.
Although Anderson said she has made her intentions clear, that hasn't stopped people from approaching her with offers. "Since I've said I retired, I've had so many people come up to me about movies and things like that," she said. "I'm not interested in a TV show -- that takes too much time."
In addition to her sons, Anderson has plenty of other projects to keep her busy. Besides her clothing line, she writes a column for Jane magazine, works with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and is at work on two books, the Post reports. She also provides the voice for Spike TV's animated feature "Stripperella," now in its first season. There's no word on whether she intends to continue with that.
Anderson recently broke off her relationship with musician Kid Rock, and declared she was swearing off dating for a while. "I only have room for my kids, so that's taking all of my time," she told the Associated Press last week. "I'm a full-time mom and I focus on that."