Actress Wendi McLendon-Covey relies on her friends' experiences as parents for inspiration for her motherly roles onscreen because she has no desire to ever start a family of her own.

The Bridesmaids star portrayed a disgruntled mum in the hit comedy and plays the family matriarch in new U.S. Tv series The Goldbergs, but the 43 year old has no plans to have children with her husband, Greg Covey.

She tells People magazine, "Greg and I just had our 17th anniversary. I love other people's kids, but I know my limits. I don't feel like anything's missing."