Colin Farrell Thankful to See None of Himself in James

10/20/2008 at 07:30 PM ET
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After having kids, parents can often see parts of their own personalities and traits coming through in their own children. When it comes to 5-year-old James, however, actor Colin Farrell is thankful that — so far — he is seeing none of himself in his son, whose mom is model Kim Bordenave. To prove his point, in a new interview with PARADE, Colin jokes that perhaps he should "get a blood test," but goes on to share that he is actually thankful that his son is his "own little creature." Colin explains, "I remind myself of myself too much. It would be unfortunate if my son reminded me of me as well."

Although the 32-year-old actor does not see himself in James, he does enjoy seeing the innocence through the eyes of a child. As the father and son bond over playtime, Colin laughs that sometimes "there’s times I play with him and I do certain things," which tend to warrant odd looks from James.

"I think we kind of use children to get back to what we deem to be a purer form of ourselves at times. And sometimes it doesn’t suit them. They’d rather we act a little more grown up."

Colin’s new movie — Pride and Glory — hits theaters October 24th.

Source: PARADE

FILED UNDER: News , Parenting

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OC Mommie on

As kids grow, there will no doubt be similarities. James’ mother is of another race, so that definitely makes “similarities” fewer– at least at first. My daughter’s father is Asian. I am blonde/blue eye. It’s taken until she’s almost 2 years old for me to see “me” in her. But it’s absolutely there, and now it’s all of a sudden just coming to surface.

CaliAngel on

I absolutely love that last comment. And it is so true!

I don’t have kids but I do have a 5 year old niece who gives me that same look sometimes.

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