Ryan Phillippe, 33, and 4-year-old son Deacon, get some excercise at a Los Angeles high school last week. Ryan is training for his upcoming role as a Viking warrior in Last Battle Dreamer. Ryan has two kids with ex-wife Reese Witherspoon; Ava, 8, and Deacon, 4, and recently talked to Entertainment Tonight, about fatherhood and parenting challenges.
“Being a father is by far my greatest achievement and the most important thing about me. My mother had a day-care center in my house growing up. And I come from a big family on the East Coast. We grew up helping take care of and raise kids, so it’s very second nature to me.””
We know they are photographed a lot–but what do they tell the kids?
“You try to make it seem as commonplace as you can. That’s sort of the approach you have to take with all of that stuff, with the press, with the paparazzi. You kinda just say, ‘Well, you know, Mommy and Daddy do this certain kind of job and it creates an interest in the public,’ and you minimize all of that stuff as much as you can.”
Look for Ryan in his new movie Stop-Loss, which also stars Abbie Cornish, Channing Tatum and Ciaran Hinds. It opens in theaters on March 28.
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