AP: What has motherhood taught you?
Patton: That's it's given me great perspective, made me a lot less self-involved. Maybe before if you lose a role or something happens and you just sit in your bed all day and cry. There's no time for that (now). Somebody needs to eat, they want to go to the park, and it's great because it puts life in perspective and those moments become a lot smaller and a lot less significant once you have a child.
AP: What is it like to experience such personal and professional fulfillment?
Patton: I feel like my son has been a lucky charm. I really do. I don't know what it is and I do think children can be lucky charms. You have to treat them with reverence and respect and discipline, but he did somehow. With him he brought many gifts.
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