Acting. It’s all in the family. Or is it?
While promoting the launch of JCPenney’s “Get Your Penney’s Worth” campaign Wednesday in downtown Los Angeles, Jerry O’Connell told PEOPLE of his latest fatherly discovery when it comes to his 7-year-old twin daughters, Dolly Rebecca Rose and Charlie Tamara Tulip.
“My children had to audition for [High School Musical at their school],” the actor, 42, explains. “I had one child who did audition and I had another child who would not audition. I could not get her in there. It’s pretty crazy how quickly I became a stage father.”
O’Connell adds of his children with wife Rebecca Romijn, “I learned that kids are going to do whatever they’re going to do. You can guide them to an area, but you can’t force them into an area.”