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Matthew Fox's son wants to be Racer X for Halloween

05/20/2008 at 11:12 AM ET

Matthew_fox_80876464cbbjpgcbbjpgFor his role in the film Speed Racer, Matthew Fox had to dress in a racing costume with a leather mask that covered his eyes.  While the 41-year-old loved it, he wasn’t quite sure how daughter Kyle, 10, and son Byron, 7, would feel. It turned out that he had nothing to worry about. 

They spent the summer in Italy with Margherita’s [Matthew's wife] family, and I was traveling back and forth between Berlin and Italy, and they came up to visit and we really wanted them to see the thing in its full .

So they were sitting on the set, this huge room, green screens everywhere, and all this technology, computers and stuff, and I’ll never forget, I walked in and I had the full gear on and they both turned and did like this double-take and went like, ‘Daddy?’ And I’m pretty convinced that if I’d done my voice they would have both just like — so I just went down to them, and I’m like (whispers), ‘Yeah it’s me, it’s me, don’t worry, it’s just me.’

And I walked on set to do a scene, and my little boy watched me walk off and he turned to my wife, and he goes, ‘I want to be Racer X on Halloween next year.’

Source: Dark Horizons; Photo by Stephen Shugerman/Getty Images

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Jess on

Aww! Thank you so much! Byron is a total cutie. How adorable! :)

jenn on

Awesome! what cool kid and what a great feeling that must have been for Matthew.

Liv on

Lost is my favorite show and I love Matthew Fox. He seems very down to earth. I was wondering is his son’s name prononuced By-ron or like Brian? I have seen it both ways on people does anyone know.

Anna on

Matthew sounds like a devoted,cool and doting dad. I’m sure his kids are proud of him. Must be a great feeling for matthew too.
We need more dad’s like him in the world.

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