Actress Uma Thurman attends the 2009 Sundance Film Festival on January 21, 2009 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Uma Thurman (Getty Images)more pics » Uma and her son Levon.
has only been working in New York for the past several years so that she can stay close to her children, but she's thinking it might be time to head back to Hollywood. She said: "I am a mother, but I need to do what I'm good at doing. Even your kids need you to be who you are. I've been living at home for work for a long time. If I don't leave soon, I'm going to literally choke my career to death."
The 39-year-old actress has two children, Maya, 11, and Levon, seven, from her first marriage to actor Ethan Hawke
, whom she divorced in 2004.
She also revealed her life "constantly surprises" her, especially as she gets older. She added to W
magazine: "I feel like I lived my life backwards. Getting older has been a process of realizing I wasn't as grown up as I had thought. I've certainly learned the hard way. And that's kind of nice, to realize that just when you think you've figured it out, life surprises you."
Uma also said that while she is engaged to businessman Arpad Busson
, she has no plans to wed in the near future. She continued: "I'm happily engaged, but we haven't set a wedding up. I'm not in a rush to do anything. One day we'll do it, when we're ready."
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