Jada Pinkett Smith says family is her "priority".
The 'Magic Mike XXL' actress - who is married to Will Smith - feels as though she can be more flexible now her children, Jaden, 16 and Willow, 14, are grown up but still see them as the most important people in her life.
She said: "My family is my priority. If my family is stable and everyone has what they need, then I look at a way to fit in a creative endeavour.
"My kids are becoming older and there is less of a need for me to remain stationary. I really look at what is happening (in my family) and stay present - the formula is always shifting."
The 43-year-old star also revealed she takes a similar approach to fashion.
She added: "If I had to be honest about hair styles and fashion, I would say I use it differently than everyone else does. For me it is an expression of the different personalities of Jada - how I am feeling at the moment.
"I may want to look like a punk-rocker and use my hair and clothing to express that."
Jada also opened up about finding happiness in herself.
She told the July issue of Haute Living New York magazine: "A woman needs to be deeply connected to herself and her family, and has got to trust herself.
"Trust takes courage - happiness takes courage; it's not easy! Women need courage to be able to step out of the box and be who they are meant to be."