Kids first, career second, says Julia Roberts

IANS| Updated: Mar 24, 2014, 07:01 AM IST

Los Angeles: Oscar-winning actress Julia Roberts says her children will always come before her career.

The "Pretty Woman" star is a mother of nine-year-old twins Hazel and Phinnaeus and six-year-old Henry and only accepts one movie a year, so she can spend most of her time with her family, reports

"I make one film per year and that`s a good balance. My older kids have just turned nine and my son is six; they still need me. My family takes up a lot of my time and my creative energy, but I`m lucky to have worked enough already to allow myself to take time off," said Roberts, who made her acting debut in late 1980s.

"When I see my friends struggling to juggle both, I feel very privileged. I act less, but better; I`ve always been demanding (of a role), now I`m difficult," she added.

When asked about her family life, the 46-year-old said: "(It`s) the same as every other stay at home mom. Sometimes, there are wet bath towels strewn all over the house, dinner isn`t ready and the kids haven`t finished their homework..."