Jessica Biel has opened up about balancing her acting career with family life and how being a mother and a wife helps her to leave work at work.
'I've never had too much trouble letting work stay at work and honestly, you don't really have the choice,' the actress, who is mum to two-year-old Silas, told Entertainment Tonight.
'You have to get home. Someone needs dinner, someone needs to get their pyjamas on, then get in the bath, then get into bed and you can't be smouldering in the corner like, 'Oh, this scene I did!''
She added: 'No time for it! Make dinner, get him to bed, you know?'
Biel is about to make her return to television screens in the US in a new crime thriller series, The Sinner. She plays a suicidal young mother called Cora who commits a terrible act of violence in the opening episode and Biel has already received praise for the dark role.
While it's definitely a different direction for Biel, she said the support of husband Justin Timberlake helped her to take on the challenging part.
'He's been such a huge supporter of this all along,' Biel said. 'He knows how much the material is interesting to me and what a great opportunity this is for me to do something really different.'
She added: 'He's really able to watch the show for what it is and not get too bogged down by the fact that he's seeing me in a very different light. I think he's just seeing it for its creativity and what fun we're all having as we're doing it.'
The first episode of The Sinner was screened at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York earlier this week. The series will premiere in the US on 2 August on USA Network.
Watch the trailer below: