Uma Thurman has revealed that she chooses to hide her feelings from her children.
The Kill Bill actress - who shares daughter Maya, 11, and son Levon, 8, with former husband Ethan Hawke - affirmed that she wants to remain a "steady" influence around her kids as they grow up.
When asked if her children are aware of the difficulties that she faces juggling a movie career and family life, Thurman answered: "I hope they don't, I don't want them to notice when I'm exhausted or depressed.
"They need a steady mother who gives them a feeling of security, otherwise they might become even more vulnerable than they, as children, already are."
She continued to OK: "I constantly wrack my brains, but unfortunately there's no manual for [parenting].
"It's really important to be a role model. But I always try to explain to my children that their mum is only human, too. What does being a mother mean to me? It takes a lot of energy and nerves, but I don't want to miss a second of it."
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