After welcoming her second child, 5-month-old Bodhi, with her hubby Brian Austin Green, the actress sparked rumors she would soon be quitting the biz when she told Parents Magazine in June, "It's so hard to be a working mom especially when your heart is not in your work, when your heart is with your family."
When we sat down with Megan recently though, the stunning star told us her response during that interview was a just a little mommy guilt taking over at the time.
"I'm not going to quit acting for sure," Megan told us at the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles junket Friday. "You go through that as a mom, especially a new mom like when as I was doing all these interviews, and you have all these postpartum hormones, you're really consumed with 'I need to just stay at home. I can't do this anymore. I need to be with my babies.' However, you come out of all that a little bit, your horizon broadens and you say, 'oh yeah, right. that makes sense to me, I can do this, I can do that.'"
Whew. As for how she's been juggling her career with motherhood, Megan said, "It's hard for any woman to have any career and leave her kids at home, so I think you're always going to feel guilty, but it's something that we want to do and we need to do as people."
"Those of us who want to also have careers, that's okay," she said. "But, you're also always going to have that guilt and that's okay. It's okay that your kids want you to be the truest you-whatever that means--and if that means you go to work sometimes and they stay at home, that's okay."
Megan stars in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as lowly reporter April O'Neil, who soon realizes that she has a close connection to the turtles. The action flick hits theaters Friday.
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