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  • Top by Rosie Assoulin; pants by DKNY; bag by Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane

    complaining – ‘I wish I didn’t have to go back to work’; ‘I’m so mad I have to work tonight’ – that I feel like inadvertently they’re going to be layabouts on government assistance. When Alice was small, I would bring her to the 30 Rock set because I wanted to show her why being famous is the least important part of anything; it’s a by-product. The making of a story, creating characters, building sets – these are the really cool parts. Because this society is raising children who want to be famous for nothing, to just have followers.”


    BEING FAMOUS SHOULD BE EARNED, NOT ASSUMED
    “I shielded the girls from [fame] for a while, but then I spoke to a school psychologist and she was really helpful. She said, ‘I’ll tell you the same thing I tell wealthy people, that you can say [to your kids]: Yes, this is something that I have. And it’s mine. It’s not yours.’ Like if it was money you would tell them, ‘Yes, we have lots of money, but I earned it, and it’s mine. And someday you may have yours…’

    less than (in high school, everyone feels less than everyone else for different reasons), in your mind it’s a way of leveling the playing field. Though of course it’s not. Saying something terrible about someone else does not actually level the playing field. If I meet a girl of 14 or 15 today who is that kind of girl, I am secretly, in my body, afraid. Even though I’m 45.”


    PARENT BY EXAMPLE. ACCEPT THAT YOU WILL FAIL
    “I try to show Alice and Penelope patience and generosity – patience I fall short on – and that they can be working women and have a family. And yet – I joke about this with my husband – we spend so much time in front of them

    “I was the MEAN Girl [in school], I admit it. If I meet a GIRL today who is like that, I’m afraid. Even THOUGH I’m 45”

                
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