Telling OK! that fatherhood teaches him “how to love more and more every day,” Brendan Fraser says that his three sons are not exactly in love with dad’s profession — because they’re still not entirely sure what it is. Noting that Griffin Arthur, 6, Holden Fletcher, 4 and Leland Francis, 2 ½ are still “very small,” Brendan explains,
“I tell them I’m going to work, and they say ‘What do you do, daddy?’ ‘Well, I defeat bad guys?’ ‘Wanna take one of my light sabers?’ [laughs] ‘You know, I want to go work with Han Solo.’ What?! Oh, by the way, I just got hired to work with Harrison Ford. Cool! Look at me, I’m turning into one of my kids. Don’t tell anyone!”
Brendan’s new film Inkheart , rated PG, is “age-appropriate” according to the 40-year-old actor, who adds “that’s a good thing.” “I know a satisfying experience at the movies with your family is a positive experience,” he explains. “There are other films that I’ve made, and when those kids grow a little bit older, then I’ll show them that work or they’ll find it themselves. In the end, I don’t know an actor who idles very well, so I’m happy to keep my hands and feet busy.”
The boys are Brendan’s with estranged wife Afton Smith. Inkheart opens Jan. 23.