James Marsden is somewhat happy that his three kids aren’t that impressed with his acting career. While recently appearing at the Directors Guild of America Awards, the actor opened up to the media about his kids and if they’re willing to follow in his footsteps.
Actor James Marsden has three children, Jack, Mary, and William, aged 22, 17, and 10, respectively. He shares son Jack and daughter Mary with ex-wife Lisa Linde and son William with ex-girlfriend Rose Costa. In April 2022, Marsden brought all three children to attend the premiere of his new film, Sonic the Hedgehog 2. While asked about his children’s plans of following in their dad’s footsteps, The Notebook star told the media that though his daughter has a bit of interest in acting, his boys don’t have any such intention so far, at least not yet. Referring to his daughter as a very talented young lady, the proud father said he would happily wait to see which path his daughter will take in the future. He also said that, as a father, he would never discourage his kids if they decide to have a career in the entertainment industry like him.
When asked, James Marsden, 49, also revealed that his children are generally unbothered by the fact that their father is a successful TV and movie star. He continued that his kids, in the best way, had always been kind of wonderfully underwhelmed with his job and career. The Westworld actor then joked that he finds this indifference a cool and blissful fact for him. Because he can get to be their dad without any diversion. Though his children are proud of him, they like him to be just their dad, and that’s what he himself would love to be for them.
Emily Blunt Owes Her Successful Acting Career to a Stutter
From the incredibly amusing Devil Wears Prada to the deeply thrilling A Quiet Place, Emily Blunt has graced the big screen for decades. And while she is extremely well-known, there is something very few of her fans are probably familiar with. She is actively involved in the American Institute for Stuttering (AIS) because she herself used to stutter.
She First Started Stuttering at Age 6
In a recent interview, Emily sat down to talk about her stutter and how it was actually the reason she got into acting. It all started when she was about six or seven, and then it progressed to a more severe state when she reached 11 years old. School was challenging as there were things she couldn’t do that other kids could. Things got better for her socially, however, when she went to boarding school at age 16. It felt more “artistic and very cool.”
From a Stuttering Child to a Hollywood Actress
Emily was just 12 years old when her teacher, Mr. McHale, encouraged her to join the class play. He had heard her do silly voices and mimicking people, so he suggested she do the play in an accent. And that’s where it all changed for Emily, who was initially reluctant to say yes. Even though she continued taking part in school plays, she had no ambition to pursue a career in acting. She wanted to study languages and work for the UN. Interestingly enough, she didn’t stutter when she spoke other languages.
The Emily Blunt We Know Today
A play she did at boarding school made it to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and it changed everything. Her teacher called his agent and asked him to come and see the play. The agent recognized Emily’s talent, and it’s all history from there. Despite going into acting with a “why not” kind of an attitude, today, Emily Blunt says she can’t imagine doing anything else. And why should she considering that she’s a rare talent…