Whatever you do, don’t call Matt Bomer a stage dad.
While he and husband Simon Halls do everything they can to enrich the lives of their three children, the couple are content to keep their kids out of the spotlight.
“I don’t want anybody out on stage any time soon,” the American Horror Story: Hotel star told PEOPLE while attending The Hammer Museum‘s 13th Annual Gala in the Garden Saturday. “I want them to have a nice, normal childhood.”
In fact, the father of Kit, 10, and 7-year-old twins Henry and Walker, is hoping his children’s upbringing mirrors his own.
“When I was 8 years old, I asked my parents to get me head shots, and they were like, ‘What are you talking about?! Go outside and play!’ I’m so glad they did,” the 38-year-old actor says.
“I had a normal childhood where I was able to cultivate my own creativity, and I don’t think I would have been ready for this crazy business at 8 years old.”