Demi Moore says she'd never have traded her career off against her daughters.
The 'Flawless' actress devoted herself to raising her three children after her marriage to Bruce Willis fell apart in the mid 90s, but says she has no regrets about her decision to retire from the spotlight of Hollywood.
Demi, 46, said: "I don't feel bitter or angry. At the time I wasn't thinking of whether it was bad for my career. It just didn't matter. I just knew that my children needed to be grounded.
"I wouldn't trade what I have with my children, who they are today, for a bigger pay cheque or bigger career. I did take a long period off at what would have been my prime time for leading lady roles."
She does, however, get upset about treatment of her daughters - Rumer, 20, Scout, 17, and Tallulah, 14 - in certain areas of the tabloid press.
She added: "It's straight out cruelty. Things that are just mean and cruel, like saying that they're 'fugly'. I'm talking about my 14-year-old, my 17-year-old, who aren't choosing to be in the public eye. It's very painful, as it would be for any parent to have anybody say unkind or hurtful things about your children."
Demi is now settled with her third husband, Ashton Kutcher, yet maintains a close relationship with ex-husband Bruce and says she's very happy they all get on.
She said: "Being a child of divorced parents, I really wanted us to keep a close relationship... Because we're still a family. We're just a family in a different form."
Flawless is in European cinemas from Friday (28.11.08).
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