You may think you already know most things about Poppy.Looking at her, you can tell she’s a genetically blessed actress.I’m really adamant about this, and I’m doing it the right way. Ulrica: You’ve gone through a lot of change in these past few years, from ending a relationship to moving to having another child. Poppy: Sometimes I kick and scream and I act ridiculous!Then I realize that no matter what I do, change is going to happen anyway so I try to accept it.Ulrica: Do you take breaks to feed her throughout the day? There’s such a sweet quality to breastfeeding your child, and pumping is so far removed from that. ’ Ulrica: What I love about you is that you don’t give in to the pressure of going on a starvation diet, but keep breastfeeding Violet even though you know you won’t lose the baby weight as quickly. When I’m breast feeding, I don’t lose the weight, so it’s hard for me to get the weight off.Poppy: She’s a really slow breast feeder, so when I’m working I pump milk for her. I honestly loathe it, but it’s important for her to get the milk so of course I do it for her. But does it ever get to you, knowing you don’t look the same on screen as you did pre-pregnancy? But I’m not going to put pressure on myself to make my body look like it never had a baby when it did.You might even know she has a cute Australian accent when she’s not in character as ballsy detective Carrie Wells But what’s easily missed is her determination, drive, fearlessness and ability to laugh at herself.
I always thought she was ridiculous, but the older I get the more I realize she was right. When she was two weeks old, she moved from Los Angeles to New York and I started working a week later. But I adore children and I love having lots of kids around me, so I never say never. For me, my commitment is my commitment whether someone signs a piece of paper or not.
She found love again with Microsoft executive Shawn Sanford and welcomed daughter Violet in April.