If Bruce Willis has a philosophy for navigating his three daughters with ex-wife Demi Moore — Rumer, 18, Scout, 15 and Tallulah, 13 — through the often topsy-turvy waters of teenaged dating, it is this: Knowledge is power.
What we’ve done, as parents, is to try to send the girls out in the world with as much information about what those 16- and 18-year-old boys are thinking, and hopefully that will keep them safe.
Admitting that he’s not completely unlike the overly-protective father he plays in his new film Live Free or Die Hard, however, Bruce said that he has a variety of tactics designed to keep male suitors on the up-and-up — and he’s not afraid to use them.
I just tell [the boys] I want to meet them — That’s the only thing I ask for. I just give them that look. That little look. I always put one of [the boys] in charge. If they bring a little group of guys over to the house to have a pool party or whatever, I just say ‘Dude, what’s your name?’ and he says ‘Oh, Cinjun.’ I say ‘Cinjun, you’re in charge. If anything happens to one of my daughters, I’m coming to you first, and then I’m going to kill all your friends right in front of you, and you’ll be last.’