Actor Russell Crowe will soon be playing Robin Hood on the big screen, but he admits his oldest son Charlie, 6, is surprisingly unimpressed by the new role.
During an appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman this week, the 46-year-old Gladiator star revealed:
“Charlie’s obsessed with Indiana Jones at the moment. I think it’s magnificent to a degree. I really don’t want any more critiques about my abilities and Harrison Ford’s abilities. It’s kind of starting to p*ss me off,” Russell joked. “He’s just so certain that Harrison is much better at the job than I am. He’s probably right but I just don’t want to hear it.”
So might his boys – younger son Tennyson, nicknamed “Bear,” is 3 – follow in their dad’s footsteps one day? It doesn’t sound like it.
“The other day we’re sitting around having a chat, just me and the two boys. At one point [Charlie] wanted to be a paleontologist… In between times he’s been a writer and then every now and then when he goes to see a kids’ film and he doesn’t like it he’s going to make children’s films that are better. But the other day he said, ‘I’m going to be a chef….’ So I confidently turned to the little one, he’s 3 1/2, and said, ‘So Bear, what do you want to be when you grow up?’ And he goes, ‘A dog.’”
Robin Hood, co-starring Cate Blanchett, is scheduled to hit theaters next week.