Uma Thurman relaxed by work

March 10th, 2012

Uma Thurman finds acting ''relaxing''.

The 'Bel Ami' actress - who has 13-year-old daughter Maya and 10-year-old son Levon, with ex-husband Ethan Hawke - turns to her profession to calm down because she often drives herself ''nuts''.

She said: ''I'm not very relaxed naturally. I'm one of those highly focused, overly intense characters. I often drive myself nuts.

''I actually find work can be quite relaxing. When the children were little I wasn't able to work like I did before.

''So now, when I do work, it's very much like, 'This is good, this is my time.' ''

The 41-year-old star - who is believed to be pregnant with her third child, which will be her first with boyfriend Arpad Busson - admits she wouldn't have believed anyone if they had foretold her how her acting career would pan out.

Uma - who has starred in hit movies 'Pulp Fiction' and 'Kill Bill' - added: ''If you had sat me down and gone through some of the challenges I would face and what I would overcome and grow through, I probably wouldn't have believed any of it.''