To the rest of us Chris Rock may be an uber-famous funny man and film star, but to his daughters Lola, 7, and Zahra, 5, “I’m just Dad,” the actor says.
Though the Death at a Funeral star tries to be a cool dad – “I’m in show business,” he points out. “I can introduce them to Hannah Montana…. I introduced them to Justin Bieber the other day” – he admits, “As much as I try to be the cool dad, kids just don’t think you’re cool.”
As for fatherly advice, Chris tells iVillage he tries to encourage his girls to take care of each other and to “figure out how to slow it down.”
“Relax, take your time… figure out how to slow it down. Normally, in life, when trouble occurs, people speed it up, but if you learn how to slow it down at trouble, you’ll probably get through it.”
Chris and his daughters, along with wife Malaak Compton-Rock and a young family friend, are pictured here at last month’s Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards.