Robert Downey Jr. and wife Susan Levin are expecting their first child together, but the Sherlock Holmes actor says it doesn’t mean he’s going to get too settled.
“Life is good. With a new baby on the way, maybe I ought to think about slowing down a little. But I can’t see that happening in the short term,” he said.
At 46 the second-time dad – he has a son Indio from his previous marriage to Deborah Falconer – is already starting to contemplate turning fifty in a few years.
“It’s funny. I used to say that I’d welcome a bullet to the forehead if I ever ended up as a 40-something, remarried, marketable, big-action movie dad living in a cosy cul-de-sac in suburban LA. Now I am that guy,” he laughed.
“It just goes to show that I usually don’t know what’s good for me in life. But I’m getting better at knowing that stuff. I don’t need to rub against the grain nearly as much as I used to. I’m 46 now, so the countdown to my half-century has begun. I’d have to be completely deranged not to stress about that.”