EXCLUSIVE: Soleil Moon Frye on Her 2-Year-Old's 'Embarrassing' Response to Watching Mom on 'Punky Brewster'

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With her Punky Brewster days way behind her, Soleil Moon Frye is all about being a mom now. ET visited the actress at home in Los Angeles, where she and husband Jason Goldberg are raising their four kids.
"I'm feeling great," Frye, 40, tells ET's Cameron Mathison. "I'm juggling four incredible children of all different ages. It's very fun."
Punky Brewster made Frye one of the biggest child stars in the world when it premiered in 1984. Nearly 30 years after its series finale, the show is striking a chord with a new generation, starting with Frye's own children: Poet, 11, Jagger, 8, Lyric, 2, and Story, 7 months.

"I had not shown them Punky and then finally after them asking, because all of their friends at school had seen it, I finally showed them," Frye shares. "It was really embarrassing, because my 2-year-old started calling me 'Punky' everywhere we went, and I realize that people thought that I was bribing them with the toys to tell them to call me Punky!"
Eight-year-old daughter Jagger is the same age now as Frye was when she first played Punky, and in a time when reboots are all the rage, Frye revealed her ideal casting if the show were to be revived.
"Jagger is my little Punky," Frye says. "She looks exactly like Punky, and every day asks when they can bring the show back, so she can do it!"
After marrying Goldberg in 1998, Frye became a full-time mom, but still finds the time to be a spokesperson for Nutrisystem and single-handedly renovate the family's 4,000-square-foot home.
"John Malkovich used to live here, and he imported many pieces from Morocco," Frye says while givings us a tour of the estate. "So it's got that Spanish kind of feel."
Next, Frye showed off the most important area of any home -- the kitchen.

"I've always wanted a real kitchen," Frye says proudly. "This was a huge labor of love and something I really wanted to do. And I also wanted to do it on a budget, and do so much of it myself, and see how much of it I could do myself. I really did become a general contractor on this project."
Another project Frye recently finished was losing the baby weight after giving birth to baby No. 4.
"Every time you have another child, it gets a little bit harder," Frye admits. "I have a normal body. I'm voluptuous and I can gain weight very quickly, and when I get pregnant with those babies, I like to put [food] in my mouth."
Frye says with exercise and regulating her diet via the Nutrisystem program, she's been able to lose 26 pounds since welcoming son Story in May, while still eating the things she loves.
"I love that I get to feel like I'm still indulging," she says. "I don't feel like I'm deprived of anything."