GOAL! Actress Laura Dern plays the doting soccer mum as she cheers her son on from the sidelines at his game
19:39 GMT, 4 October 2012
With her upcoming role in movie Mothers Day, Laura Dern's schedule is likely to be packed as she learns her lines ahead of the US release next year, but she still managed to take some time out on Wednesday.
The 45-year-old cheered from the sidelines as her son Ellery, 11, played soccer in Santa Monica, California.
And the star appeared to enjoy playing the role of soccer mum as she proudly smiled at the sporting event.
Sporting prowess: Laura Dern looked delighted as her son Ellery prepared to take to the pitch at the soccer game in California on Wednesday
The Jurassic Park star looked casual as she watched on and chatted with a friend while she stood by a black metal fence at the side of the pitch.
She donned a light blue t-shirt with an abstract pattern on the front and wrapped up warm by wearing a black cardigan over the top.
She completed the look by wearing a pair of blue denim jeans and accessorised with a pair of simple hoop earrings and brown sunglasses.
Soccer mums unite: Laura chatted with a friend at the side of the playing field as she proudly watched her son play football
Surprise, surprise: Laura appears surprised by her son's soccer abilities as she greets him after the game
The actress seemed pleasantly
surprised by her son's sporting abilities and was left open-mouthed when
Ellery returned from the game.
And the star's cheerful disposition is a welcome sight as she has been going through the stress and strain of divorce proceedings from estranged musician husband Ben Harper.
former flame initially handed her divorce papers in October 2010 citing
irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split.
pair sparked rumours of a reconciliation in January this year after
they were spotted together at the Golden Globes where Laura was handed
the award for best actress in a comedy series.
However, Laura and Ben eventually pushed forward with their separation in June this year.
Chuffed: Laura looks excited to be in attendance at son Ellery's football game
Laura Dern collects her Golden Globe in January