Port­man turns to Cate for ad­vice

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Os­car-win­ning ac­tor

Natalie Port­man

(left) has turned to

Cate Blanchett (be­low) for a lit­tle par­ent­ing ad­vice af­ter fail­ing to find a bal­ance be­tween moth­er­hood and her ca­reer. The 34-year-old ac­tor says she has strug­gled to find the time to be a good mother to four-year-old son Aleph and work on new film projects such as Plan­e­tar­ium and Jane Got a Gun, so she asked celebrity friends for help and ad­vice. “Very early on, I asked her (Blanchett) about

be­ing a par- ent. I said, ‘How do you do it? You’re a mom. You’re the best at what you do’ She said, ‘You just do. Stress­ing about it doesn’t help’,” Port­man said. And she has dis­cov­ered that par­ent­ing prob­lems she faces as a work­ing mother is shared by so many of her peers – male and fe­male. “Most men I know are deal­ing with the same is­sues. They say they feel like if they work too hard they won’t have enough time with their fam­i­lies. Maybe those ques­tions need to be asked of men, too. Maybe the men need bet­ter ques­tions.”

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