The children of James Marsden aren’t really impressed by his successful acting career. The Notebook star talked to PEOPLE about whether or not his children, sons Jack and William, who are 22 and 10 years old, respectively, and daughter Mary, 17, are interested in following in his footsteps on Saturday at the Directors Guild of America Awards.
“A little bit. My daughter has [interest], but my boys, not yet. Not so far,” added Marsden, 49. “My daughter is…a very, very talented young lady, and so we’ll see. We’ll see. I wouldn’t discourage them for sure.”
Furthermore, the Westworld actor continued to tell PEOPLE that despite his status as a movie and television star, his kids don’t seem to mind much. Marsden joked, “My kids have always been in the best way, kind of wonderfully underwhelmed with what I do. They think it’s cool and they’re proud of me, but…I’m Dad. They like to me to be Dad.”
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James Marsden shares Jack and Mary with ex-wife Lisa Linde and William with ex-girlfriend Rose Costa.
Moreover, the Dead to Me actor brought his three kids to the Sonic the Hedgehog 2 premiere in April 2022. He talked to PEOPLE about taking some time to relax and spend more time with his family.
Marden said, “It’s great to have all this work and Covid shut down everything for a good year and a half. But then when it came back, it came storming back, which was awesome and I’m so grateful to be working, but right now it’s like, I’m having to make sure I stop occasionally to take a breath, reintroduce myself to my children and live some life.”