It’s easy to forget Elizabeth Banks is a mother (and by “easy to forget” we mean we just learned about it like five seconds ago).

The 40-year-old Hunger Games star is mama to two adorable little boys, Magnus and Felix, with husband Max Handelman; now, in an uncharacteristically candid moment, Elizabeth revealed the tricky balance she has to strike between films and family.


“I balance it by always putting my children’s health and safety first. Then I feel OK to go and do the job I love,” she tells New You magazine in the July 29 issue. “It’s important to remember that I face the same challenges as many other working parents out there.”

That said, Elizabeth does feel the balance tends to fall in the favor of fathers out there because they’re not expected to maintain the same kind of juggling act as the mamas. “I don’t think dads do it as well as moms, quite frankly, as I don’t think there’s any pressure on them to balance anything in their lives when it comes to parents being at work.”

Really, though, being a parent’s tough no matter what. “Parenting is challenging any way you slice it,” she adds.

But you make it look so easy, Elizabeth!

Did you know Elizabeth had two kids? What do you make of her New You interview? We’re all ears in the comments below.

Source: New You