Jenna Dewan-Tatum is desperate for her daughter to watch movies.

The 34-year-old actress - who has 18-month-old daughter Everly with husband Channing Tatum - says her little girl doesn't sit still for very long and she can't wait for her to be old enough to settle on the sofa with her to watch cartoons.

She said: ''She won't even sit through five minutes of Baby Einstein. So there's no movies to be watching. Maybe in a year. Everyone says in a year -- two-and-a-half, three, is when they really start watching movies. That will be fun because I want to see them more than she does. That's the thing -- all those cartoons. It's embarrassing.''

The 'Step Up' star has found one simple thing that keeps her daughter's attention engaged for lengthy periods of time.

She explained: ''It's not a toy. She just loves boxes and pulling things out and in of boxes. Literally, I can give her my purse and she will pull things out and put things back in for -- I've counted -- an hour before. So far, it's been really good.''

Jenna is amazed at mothers who are able to go out wearing make-up - not just because it is hard to find the time but because Everly always hides her cosmetics.

She told People magazine: ''I'm like, 'How does that happen?' Everly will actually take it from me and go put it somewhere else.

''I'm like, 'OK, I need that make-up back.' It's a whole big circus in our household.''