In the magazine, Michelle, who plays Glinda the Good Witch, opens up about life with her seven-year-old daughter, Matilda, and boyfriend Jason Segel, the beauty of housework and more. Here are some snippets from Michelle’s interview:
The public’s response to her relationship with Jason:
“If people are happy about it that makes me feel good because in my head the opposite is often true — that people fault or blame you for things. That’s really painful. You wish they would just want you to be happy, for your kid to be happy, and for you to have a good life and do good work. Any kind sentiment that the world can feed back, well, I won’t turn it down.”
Parenting and housework:
“I cook and clean a lot these days. I’m in a very domestic cycle and I happen to love it. I feel like this is a real expression of my love for my daughter. Not the only one, but an important one. As a parent, you want the kid to come back to a place where it seems like the walls are made of feather down.”
Matilda’s hard question:
“The other day I was with my daughter at a newsstand and she turned to me and said, ‘Mommy, why do all those ladies have their boobs out?’ And I was going to talk about the power dynamic and society, but I just said, ‘Sweetie, I really just don’t know.’ She just wagged her little head.”
And here’s what Rachel, who plays the Wicked Witch of the East, had to say about playdates in Hollywood:
“Michelle’s daughter and my son [Henry, 6] are about the same age, so they went to camp together, and we took them bowling. It was really fun for me and Michelle too, because you don’t get that many mommy playdates in our business.”
Discuss: Just for fun…. How would you have answered Matilda’s “boob” question?
For the rest of the excellent interview, check out InStyle Magazine. On stands Friday, February 8!