The Other Woman star Leslie Mann has said she feels really lucky to have a career and a family.

The 42-year-old actress has two children, 11-year-old Iris and 15-year-old Maude, with husband Judd Apatow. She told Stylist magazine, "It's fun to be able to work like this at my age. I'm so lucky I was able to have a career when I was younger and I was able to have my kids and stay home with them.

"And now that I get to work again? I mean, I am really lucky. I have a lot of 'mom friends' who aren't in my industry and they talk about how tricky it is now their kids are older and they want to go back to work. Getting back into the workforce isn't as easy at 40 as it is at 20."

Mann added that she'd be lost without her close girlfriends, "I don't know what I'd do without my girlfriends. I have the same best friends I've had since middle school and they're super, they have my back and I have theirs. I love spending time with my husband but I really need my girlfriends."