Brendan Fraser Tells Sons He 'Defeats Bad Guys' For a Living

01/19/2009 at 02:00 PM ET

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.

Source: OK!

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Carol on

I wish we could see a picture of his gorgeous little boys. I haven’t seen the youngesst since he was newborn.

Katie Griffin on

How can you not love a man like that? Maybe they’ll get back together.

maz on

Anyone who casts aspersions on this man’s character is mis-informed.
He is a good role model. How many fathers are as loving and attentive as he obviously is? I wish the media would treat him with the respect he deserves.

Katie Griffin on

Ellen DeGeneres had a very good father and sons picture.