You’d think with his upcoming cartoon role as the voice of Kanan the Cowboy Jedi on Disney XD’s Star Wars Rebels, Freddie Prinze, Jr. would be excited to tell his kids all about it.
But that’s not the case — and for good reason.
When it comes to daughter Charlotte Grace, 4, the eldest of his two children with The Crazy Ones star Sarah Michelle Gellar, Prinze admits he just can’t bear to break her heart.
“I don’t tell her, ‘Daddy does cartoon voices,’ because to her those characters are so real and magical. What kind of jerk would I be?” Prinze, 38, told PEOPLE during a preview of the show’s new Lego products at the American International Toy Fair in New York City.
The actor, who made a return to the small screen on Lifetime’s Witches of East End last October, says it’s probably best his daughter doesn’t know about Kanan.