Julie Bowen Talks Family & Politics with Capitol File
The 42-year-old Claire Dunphy actress tossed on an Oscar de la Renta satin blouse and wool pants while accessorizing with Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry and Charlotte Olympia platform pumps for the stylish Darren Tieste shot front page.
Meanwhile, a few of the highlights from Miss Bowen's accompanying interview are as follows. For more, be sure to pay a visit to Capitol File!
On choosing family time over work:
"Everyone else [on the show] goes off and does fancy films. I stay home and tie beach balls to the oak tree in the front yard so the kids have something to hit instead of me."
On her political stance:
"There's the adage that if you're not a liberal when you're young, you have no heart, and if you're not a conservative when you're old, you have no brains. I find myself somewhere at those crossroads. There is this sense of wanting to protect your family. Right now I want them to have a childhood and I don't want them to be exposed to everything so fast."
On comparing herself to her 'Modern Family' character:
"The reality is, Claire is a mom who has older kids. And she was written by people with older kids. I might grow into a Claire, but I'm definitely not dealing with issues of sex and boys at school."
On being in a good place right now:
"The boys are finally at an age where I find them so luscious and fantastic that I don't want to be away if I don't have to be if. It's such a gift to not to feel the pressure to go hunting down a job right now. I'm just lucky as hell."
Photo Credit: Darren Tieste for Capitol File