London: Hollywood actress Uma Thurman finds her work "relaxing" and admits she is usually "overly intense".

The 'Bel Ami' star, 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", as reported.

"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'," said Thurman.

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

Thurman, who has starred in hit movies 'Pulp Fiction' and 'Kill Bill', "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."