Julie Bowen Opens Up About Motherhood

Julie Bowen at the 2011 Emmy'sModern Family’s Julie Bowen who just won an Emmy for her portrayal of Claire Dunphy believes her experiences as a mother of three have helped her relate to the neurotic character she plays.

“If I wasn’t a mom, I think it’d be harder to understand what it is to live with a child and hate and love them all at once,” Bowen told.

“Claire does that with her kids, and I do that with mine.”

“I love them so much,” she added. “There’s always this undercurrent of love, but there are moments when I really wouldn’t mind if a giant hook just pulled them off the stage of my life! I think that’s how Claire feels. But if I wasn’t a parent, I think that dichotomy would confuse me.”