“We talked a lot about fatherhood. Stuff like what nappies you buy, teaching your kid to ride a bike. Ordinary stuff,” says Simon, who is dad to 2-year-old daughter Matilda.
He adds that when he was feeling homesick for his family, his MI co-star would help lift his spirits, offering to stay late on set with him or sharing a few words of advice.
It sounds like Tom, who has kids Isabella, Connor and Suri, has earned himself a new fan: “He is kind of superhuman,” Simon admits. “I mean, he’s incredibly good-looking. He’s a very good actor. He’s built. He’s 49 and looks 32. He is beyond criticism.”
Not only is Simon a father himself, he’s a godfather as well, to Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin’s 7-year-old daughter Apple.