Paul W.S. Anderson Slows Down for Fatherhood

09/06/2008 at 06:00 AM ET

A lifelong fan of fast cars, director Paul W.S. Anderson, 43, says he checked his "need for speed" at the labor & delivery doors. Citing his "responsibilities as a father," after welcoming daughter Ever Gabo, 9 months, Paul traded in his Jaguar for a Cadillac Escalade.   

"As a huge family vehicle, I’d give it a 10. It seats so many people — we have one baby, three dogs, my family regularly come over and visit from England. It’s a fantastic vehicle for shuffling a large amount of people around in immense comfort."

Perhaps anticipating the environmental criticisms of large SUVs, Paul points out that it’s the only set of wheels his family — which includes Ever’s mom, actress Milla Jovovich — owns. "We are a one car family right now — director, movie star, one car between us," Paul says, "We’re trying to reduce our carbon footprint." He adds,

"Sometimes it’s not easy I’ve got to say, but we’re doing our best."

Source: Motor Trend

FILED UNDER: News , Parenting

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Bird on

They’re reducing their carbon footprint with a Cadillac Escalade?

HappyJoyJoy on


He said they only have one car for the whole family so compare it with two smaller, less family-friendly cars, then yes it would be less of a carbon footprint.

Tayfilly on

Seriously. One part of the backlash of the “green” movement is the existence of these new soundbites, so that people who are totally ignorant on the subject can just say them and think they are doing the right thing.

I mean, really. Not everybody drives a hybrid, but arguing that Escalade = environmental stewardship?? The mind boggles.

Kirstin on

exactly…that made me laugh…so earth friendy they are! lol…😉

Aidan on

Hey, at least they’re trying!😛

Not all celebrities – or non-celebrities, for that matter – care about that at all. It’s hard to juggle everything in a family with only one car, so kudos to them for not getting a pair of Escalades, or whichever SUV, because it’s easier.

Rebecca on

I wonder if they’ll be getting the new Cadillac Escalade hybrids that are coming out this fall?

I’m sorry, but I don’t see the benefit to having just one Cadillac Escalade. You’re right, it’s better than having 2, but I hate the argument that whatever car they have is ok because they share it (which actually uses more gas if you think about it. If Milla needs the car the day that Paul needs to go to work, she has to drive him to work, then drive home, do her errand, pick him up, take him home, as opposed to him taking his car to and from work and her using a car to go to her errand. That’s an extra trip to and from work every time Milla needs to go somewhere.)

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