McKellar’s younger son Draco lately interviewed his mother for ET, asking her, “You have been about my age once you acted in ‘The Surprise Years.’ What do you keep in mind most about these years?”
McKellar stated it was onerous to stability work and college.
“What I keep in mind probably the most is juggling being an actress and doing my schoolwork,” she stated. “It was a number of going forwards and backwards to the varsity trailer.”
Whereas taking a break from performing for a while, she grew to become an acclaimed mathematician. McKellar has additionally authored 11 youngsters’s books about math.
Her son requested why.
“When and why did you resolve to take a break from performing and turn out to be a mathematician?” Draco requested.
“I went to UCLA, however once I bought to high school, all over the place I went, individuals throughout campus would shout throughout campus, , ‘Hey Winnie!’ or ‘Hey, beloved you on ‘The Surprise Years!'” McKellar stated of her character on the present, Winnie Cooper. “I could not get away from it. So I wanted to learn how I used to be helpful exterior of Winnie Cooper, and math was difficult and I did nicely at it. And I like this sense that my worth, the essential stuff had nothing to do with how I seemed or tv.”
She additionally informed her son that whereas the performing life is difficult, she would assist him if he selected that path.
“Draco, I’ll assist you no matter you wanna do. I’d put you in performing lessons and I’d assist information you thru it,” she stated.