03/27/2014 01:36 pm ET Updated Mar 28, 2014

Gwyneth Paltrow Takes Break From Acting, Says Being A Movie Star Mom Is 'Very Difficult'

Gwyneth Paltrow is taking a bit of break from acting to focus on her kids.

"I have to go back to mommy … I have a rule about one movie a year, so I can't shoot anything for a while, but I'm developing some material and working on the site [Goop] and raising kids," Paltrow told E! News, prior to announcing her split from husband Chris Martin.

The 41-year-old Oscar winner, who just wrapped filming "Mortdecai" with Johnny Depp, also said life on-set is not always conducive for family life with two children.

"I think it's different when you have an office job, because it's routine and, you know, you can do all the stuff in the morning and then you come home in the evening," she continued. "When you're shooting a movie, they're like, 'We need you to go to Wisconsin for two weeks,' and then you work 14 hours a day and that part of it is very difficult. I think to have a regular job and be a mom is not as, of course there are challenges, but it's not like being on set."

Back in 2011, Paltrow detailed an average day in a blog entry for her website, Goop. It was packed with workouts, rehearsals, phone interviews and fittings, as well as school drop-offs, cupcake baking and bedtime stories. In the same post, she offered tips to other working moms. She recommended keeping a calendar, planning out weekly meals and returning calls during school runs.

Paltrow and Martin announced their split Tuesday in a statement on Goop. They have chosen to separate after 11 years of marriage.



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