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9 Times Celebrity Moms Took On A Movie Role Just To Impress Their Kids

Perhaps, one of the most difficult things about being a parent is how to become a role model for your children—and it’s even more challenging when you’re juggling a career too. It is not overstated to say that as parents, we will have more eyes on us. That’s right! Children will learn everything from adults, especially their parents. That is why we must always be careful with our words and actions in front of our children. The same goes for celebrities.

There are many aspects and problems that arise when celebrity moms consider taking on a movie role. Will the role benefit them? Is the role suitable for them or not? However, the following celebrities have accepted a role just because they want to impress their children. They want “ my kids to think I was cool”. Well, what a wonderful mother!

#1 Julianne Moore

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Julianne Moore’s children advised her to read the series before she was cast as President Alma Coin The Hunger Games: Mocking Jay — Part 1 and 2.

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Caleb Moore, Moore’s son, was the one who initially introduced her to the dystopian trilogy, according to Vulture. She remembered, “He read a few years ago. [The] hunger game When it first came out and he was [like]”Oh mom, there are these books I really love” and I can remember when I bought Mocking Jay Because, “Look, this is the third in your favorite series !”

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And Moore actually read a book as her daughter, Rive suggested. “We were on vacation in Mexico and couldn’t read anything. She was playing table tennis, so she picked up a book and said,” Oh, this is great! ” thought. And she was like, “Complete the book, mom!” Because she likes to read what I’m reading. So anyway, I read them and thought they were a little nice.”

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It can be said that the enthusiastic encouragement from her children makes Moore’s decision to become a calculated rebel leader all the more thrilling. She said, “It’s been a great thing for my kids to have me in these. [Director] Francis Lawrence is tremendous. A really, really exciting filmmaker, so it’s been a lot of fun.”

#2 Kate Winslet

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Kate Winslet said she agreed to play Erudite leader Jeanine Matthews in the Divergent trilogy because “I wanted my kids to think I was cool”, according to MTV News.

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Winslet claimed she “didn’t have any hesitation at all” about attaching herself to a “great script” and a “fantastic book,” and her children’s classmates endorsed her casting choices.

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She shared, “My daughter is going to be 13, and my son is almost 10, and they’re getting to that age where this is the type of literature they’re going to be reading very soon. In fact, my daughter, two hours ago, came home from school and went, ‘Mom! You’re never going to believe it. Rufus came up to me at school and said, ‘Is your mom really in Divergent? Is there going to be a premiere? Can you get me a ticket?'”

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Nothing was said about whether Rufus created the invitation list, but Winslet said her daughter had “new respect” for her after the incident.

#3 Cate Blanchett

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Cate Blanchett, who played the wicked Hela in Thor: Ragnarok, told a Comic-Con audience that her children are the reason she became engaged with Marvel.

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She said, “It’s a universe that I’ve sort of been happily dragged into by my kids.”

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Joining the MCU as Hera, a vengeful sister, was a “happy accident,” Blanchett said.

#4 Sigourney Weaver

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According to Entertainment Weekly, Sigourney Weaver was also urged to play the wicked Warden Louise Walker in Holes by her daughter.

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Weaver said of the 1998 novel, “My daughter really fell in love with one of the first books I read. She explained to me about the warden,” Mom, you should play this part.”

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The actor acknowledged that the warden wasn’t exactly the kind of role you’d want to be typecast as. “I don’t know why she thought that. Maybe because my hair is a little reddish. Maybe because I’m a beast.”

#5 Jodie Foster

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Jodie Foster said to the Manchester Evening News that the reason she wanted to play the reclusive author, Alex Rover, in Nim’s Island was that “I wanted to make a movie that my kids could see, and that they could be a part of, and that they would love.”

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She went on to say, “I’m tired of the kind of CGI digital laser beam stuff, and I think that kids are yearning for this kind of ‘back to nature’ simple idea of building their own hut and making their own food. This movie is about the idea of real independence; that you can take care of yourself as a kid. I also liked what it said for young girls.”

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Although she had to take on a completely new role that she had never played before, this did not make it difficult for her.

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Foster explained, “About halfway through the shooting, I realized all my dramas are about people dealing with fear, and these solitaries that are trying to find a heroism within themselves in order to be fully [fleshed-out] characters, and there’s a heroism that they didn’t know that they had, or that they learned through this survival. And I was like, ‘Wow, that’s exactly this character, except in a comedy!’ So it’s actually like doing a dramatic performance and making fun of yourself.”

#6 Michelle Williams

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Michelle Williams revealed to the New Zealand Herald that part of the reason she decided to sign up for The Greatest Showman was because she wanted to make a movie where she would be able to take her daughter’s Girl Scout troop to see!

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Williams said, “I loved the story; it’s an amazing musical and it meant I could sing and dance and see the wonderful Hugh Jackman all the time. I love working with him! Also, I really wanted to have a good time. I had just finished doing a Broadway play, Blackbird. It had taken years off of my life and I wanted something else that I wouldn’t have to bleed for. I needed a break from doing intense dramatic roles and this was the perfect project.”

#7 Jennifer Garner

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Jennifer Garner, star and producer of Yes Day, told USA Today that her daughter’s love for the children’s book on which the film is based prompted her to develop the film.

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“Yes Day” (streaming on Netflix) stars Garner and Edgar Ramirez as parents who decide to ditch being strict and say yes to whatever their children (Jenna Ortega, Julian Lerner and Everly Carganilla) want for 24 hours. Chaos obviously ensues, from a windows-down car wash to a game of Kablowy with kids and adults alike going for broke.

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She said “nothing is as crazy” as the movie during her family’s own Yes Days, “the older they get, the more [the kids] spend their Yes Days plotting against their mother.”

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Garner was a little apprehensive about rock climbing in one of scenes in Yes Days. She explained, “I mean, I used to literally jump off buildings on Alias or hang from a helicopter, do the craziest things. And now that I’m older, I just get a little more nervous about heights.”

#8 Whoopi Goldberg

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Whoopi Goldberg revealed in an interview with Collider that playing Bernadette in 2014’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was a “full circle” moment for her because her daughter had always wanted her to act in one.

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“I have a grown daughter, and all through my career, she has always said, ‘Why can’t you be in a Ninja Turtles movie? Why can’t you do a voice or something? Please!’ Now, she’s got three grown kids and I’ve got three grown grandkids. I happened to meet up with the folks that were doing it at Paramount, and I said, ‘Look, if there’s anything in there, would you let me come and play?'” Goldberg explained. “Everybody always says, ‘Oh, sure!’ But very few people follow through. But, these guys followed through, and I had the greatest time.”

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She went on, “Even my grandkids were like, ‘Granny, that’s really cool. That’s very hip.’ One of them is in their 20s, one is 18, and one is 15, and they’re like, ‘Wow, that’s pretty cool. Go ahead, granny!’ Things that I enjoyed and that I know that they like, if I can get in there, I will.”

#9 Emily Blunt

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At first glance, John Krasinski and Emily Blunt’s new movie, A Quiet Place, looks like a horror film. But as you watch it, with your hands at the ready to cover your eyes, you’ll realize that the movie blends multiple genres. It’s scary, supernatural, and suspenseful. And yet, it’s also a family movie.

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Blunt agreed, saying that the story was a very personal one for her. “The character is so close to home for me. That’s what I want for my kids: to infuse their lives with happiness and protect them at all costs. What this mother experience[s] would be my deepest fear. So it was very personal. I think there was so much we could draw from.”

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Krasinski continued, calling the film a “love letter” to their daughters Hazel and Violet. “As scary as it is — and I love that people are saying it’s a scary movie — the truth of the matter is — and it looks insane from looking at this [movie] poster — this is a love letter to my kids. This is truly a story about, ‘What would you really do for your children in order to protect them?’ The family stuff is so emotional for me.”

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