Gwyneth Paltrow says she and husband Chris Martin plan to uproot their family again and return to the UK.
The actress - who had been living in London for the past few years with their children Apple, nine, and Moses, seven - skipped across to Los Angeles in the summer.
But in a new interview she said she viewed the move as an "experiment" and expected to return to the UK in the near future.
"I don't want them to be teenagers in LA. No way. I'm looking at this like two years, three years, tops," said the 41-year-old.
She said it was part of her "parenting philosophy" to have the opportunity to live in different cultures and for the children to have a chance to reinvent themselves.
Although she loves London, she said she is drawn back by her family and friends where she grew up in California.
"I don't know, there was something about turning 40 and feeling like I needed to go home for a year or so," Paltrow said.
She made the comments in an interview with Red magazine. It comes ahead of a forthcoming feature which is said to be being prepared for Vanity Fair about the private life of the Oscar-winning star and lifestyle guru.