Beware the American Girl Franchise, Jokes Greg Kinnear
During a recent appearance on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, actor Greg Kinnear and host Conan O’Brien, both 45, observed that they aren’t the only ones with ages in common. When Greg asked Conan if his daughter Neve, who turns 5 next week, was yet aware of the American Girl doll "situation," Conan said she was not — and Greg jokingly told him that he "might be better off for it." Greg shared that his daughter Lily Katherine, who turned 5 last month, has the Josefina Montoya doll, which he mistakenly believed would involve just a one-time purchase. Noting that Josefina comes with a six book series that provides her back story, Lily quickly let Greg know that he was nowhere near finished plunking down his credit card in the American Girl store. "You think you’re out of the woods when you buy the doll," Greg said — But you’re not!
"Her father took care of the land, but Josefina needed to work to in order to supply the rancho with great things … She has to cook! She has to work on the rancho! So you have to buy the little adobe outdoor oven, and the paddle that holds the loaves of bread, and you have to get the loaves of bread so they can eat! And then you’ve got to get the basket, to carry the loaves of bread."
Telling Conan "you have no idea how far the rabbit hole this drags you," Greg laughingly made it clear to Conan to proceed with caution. "If you want to get one doll, you’re not just getting one doll," he warned. "You’re getting a series of other things within … the corporate structure."
In addition to Lily, Greg is dad to Audrey Mae, 2, with wife Helen Labdon. Conan is also dad to Beckett, 2 ½, with wife Elizabeth Ann ‘Liza’ Powell.
Greg’s new movie Flash of Genius is in theaters now.
Source: Late Night with Conan O’Brien