Actor Clive Owen, 42, opened up to Details about the acting, life with his two daughters; Hannah, 10 and Eva, 8, and how having a baby is what finally got him to quit smoking. On bringing a baby into the world and what made him stop lighting up, Clive said,
I talked about it all through the pregnancy, but I didn’t do anything about it. I had smoked since I was f—in’ 14. I always used to say to myself, I’m going to die of lung cancer. That’s the choice I’m making.
And then when [my wife] Sarah-Jane was pregnant, I couldn’t think about anything else. I just had this image in my head of breathing smoke in a baby’s face. You just think about it going into their little lungs. And when Hannah was born, I stopped. Hard. Dead.
On life with his wife and kids he said,
I have to drag Sarah-Jane to a premiere. Her ultimate present, which I bought her a few years ago, was a Volkswagen Caravan van. She’s into arts and crafts, and hanging with the kids, and going camping. She’s very unimpressed by what I do. The girls have very high status in my house. I’m the git in the family.
Hannah is equally unimpressed. ‘Every time I go away, Hannah gives me what I call her Roger Moore face,’ Clive says, folding his arms and pulling a face that looks exactly like one a disapproving 10-year-old would make.