Vera Farmiga Gives YOU Advice On How To Balance Motherhood & A Career!

Wed, August 17, 2011 5:32pm EDT by 3 Comments
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The star and director of ‘Higher Ground’ shares her secret for being both a successful mother and a working woman.

The impeccable Vera Farmiga arrived at the NYC premiere of her directorial debut Higher Ground on August 15, beaming in a chic black dress. Not so long ago she was pregnant with her 9-month-old daughter Gytta, taking care of her son Fynn, 2, and both starring in and directing Higher Ground. Vera tells how she does it and how you can too!

“You know, it’s impossible to keep all those balls up in the air,” Vera explains at the screening hosted by Peggy Siegal. “Get one or two up, kick the others off to the side, keep your periphery on them, you know, focus on the task at hand, and eventually kick it and volley back the other ball into play. And that’s okay,” she says.

Vera even says that being a mother helps her career. “One informs the other,” she reveals while putting her mommy duties on hold at an after-party at CrossBar hosted by celebrity chef Todd English. “Working makes me a better mother and being a mother makes me better creatively.”

But although she’s well-grounded, the Academy Award-nominated actress, who is married to Renn Hawkey, is still trying to master how to juggle two babies under two-years-old. “The baby just learned how to crawl a week ago,” said Vera, “I need to buy a helmet for her!”

–Leemor Nir

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