HBO ‘Girls’ Star Jemima Kirke Has Some Advice for New Moms

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Jemima Kirke plays free-spirited Jessa Johansson on the hit HBO series Girls and sometimes it's hard to separate the two. From the clothes to the attitude to the swagger, it's like Jemima and Jessa are one and the same. Don't be fooled, though, there is a major difference. Jemima, 27, is a mom and is married to Michael Mosberg. Her daughter Rafaella is 2 and son Memphis is just 7 weeks. It was at the premiere party for Girls season 2 last night where Jemima showed off her post-baby body, having given birth just under two months ago.

Her stunning vintage Geminola dress aside, it was the advice, or rather, non-advice she gave to new moms that really left its mark.


When asked how she juggles motherhood and a career, Jemima said that she takes things "day by day" and explains, "I don't have a way. I don't have any words of wisdom."

For any mom who's got a toddler and a newborn, that's probably the best celebrity quote you've ever heard on the subject of juggling it all. There is no "way" to do it. There are no words of wisdom. You just take every day as it comes, and if it's a bad one (diaper explosion, play-date disaster, nap-preventing construction), all you can do is hope for a better one tomorrow, one with cute hugs and kisses and a back massage by Eddie Redmayne.

This non-wisdom Jemima shared is pretty relatable, even if her character Jessa on Girls is not -- unless, of course, you too wear harem pants and declare yourself "unsmotable" after some afternoon sex.

Girls season 2 starts Sunday, January 13.

What would your advice, or non-advice, be for a mom of two young ones?


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