Morena Baccarin Teases That Her Goal as a Mom of 2 Little Kids Is Simply to ‘Survive’

Morena Baccarin attends 2018 Fragrance Foundation Awards at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center on June 12, 2018 in New York City.
Morena Baccarin attends 2018 Fragrance Foundation Awards at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center on June 12, 2018 in New York City.  INSTAR Images

Ever since becoming a mother of two, Morena Baccarin has one goal: survive.

“One kid is like, OK, life has changed. All your attention goes to one kid,” the Gotham star told Us Weekly at the 2018 Fragrance Foundation Awards in NYC on Tuesday, June 12. “With two you’re just trying to survive. If you get through the day and no one has died, everything is good.”

Ben McKenzie and Morena Baccarin attend 2018 Fragrance Foundation Awards at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center on June 12, 2018 in New York City.
Ben McKenzie and Morena Baccarin attend 2018 Fragrance Foundation Awards at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center on June 12, 2018 in New York City. Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images

Baccarin, 39, and husband Ben McKenzie are parents of 2-year-old daughter Frances. The Deadpool 2 actress shares son, Julius, 4, with former spouse Austin Chick.

“I have two toddlers, 4 and 2,” Baccarin told Us. “Four is not really a toddler but it’s still that dwindling toddler age. There’s still a little bit of that . . . he’s not always rational.”

But despite the tantrums, being a mom is the Brazil native’s favorite role to date. “It’s just very humbling,” she revealed. “It’s an experience that is about watching a human being become a person. It’s really incredible and it makes you see the world through their eyes and I wish we lived in that world.” 

Baccarin loves sharing the experience with her husband of one year. She and her Gotham costar, 39, went public with their romance in September 2015 after they met on the set of the Fox drama. 

The couple keep their romance in check with regular date nights. “You have to,” Baccarin explained. “The bond between you really has to be strong in order to survive the trials and tribulations of being a parent. You have to have time for yourself. You become a better parent when you’re able to decompress and do things that you love as well.”

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