Celebrities are often seen by ordinary folk as larger-than-life figures, almost as though they were a completely different life form. Nonetheless, they are human too, although some do stand out as role models for fathers across the world. This article takes a look at how some male celebrities have handled fatherhood and what lessons can be learnt from these super dads who juggle a hectic career and their responsibilities at home.
Denzel Washington is known for bringing gravitas to the characters he has played. And his seriousness is carried over to his family life. He said in an interview with CNN that he makes it a point to attend every important event or activity that involves a family member even if it means flying in to the town they are based in to spend a few hours with them. It doesn’t matter if he is on a film site shooting a high budget flick, Washington always makes time for the important things in life.
Chris Pratt’s career has skyrocketed in the past couple of years. His next Hollywood blockbuster is Jurassic World 2, the follow-up to the hugely successful 2015 Jurassic World. The first instalment, which featured a slimmed down version of Pratt garnered worldwide acclaim and bridged new gaps in the film and gaming worlds. This unique marketing approach saw a Jurassic World-themed digital slot game launched by Slingo as well as a number of other innovative techniques to get the film out to new demographics.
But Jurassic World isn’t the only film that brought Pratt a hoard of new fans recently. His role as Star Lord in the Guardians of the Galaxy film franchise saw him embraced by superhero fanatics.
However, not everything has been easy sailing for Pratt. The world recently got wind that he and his wife, actress Anna Faris, announced they would be getting divorced. Nonetheless, they both committed to take care of their family, and they have requested that the media respect their privacy during this trying period. Pratt is a known family man, and even though the separation is sad, he won’t let that get in the way of being the best father possible.
Michael J. Fox
Michael J. Fox’s advice for men is to make sure that they make themselves available at all times to their family. He also went on record saying that parents shouldn’t let time pass by, because doing so could result in a lost moment. While these interruptions may disrupt what they are doing, the reward is that they get to make precious memories with their loved ones, which is a worthy trade-off.
Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey Jr., best known for his role as the superhero Iron Man, advised fathers who are raising teenagers to make sure that they remain grounded, even if they are born into rich families. He said, “There are some parents who have really done it right and told their kid, ‘You know, we have this dough, none of this is for you. You have to get your own.”
Will Ferrell suggests parents not to use their busy schedules as an excuse to spend less time with their family. An article featured on the Telegraph showed that his advice was for them to allot dedicated time for their families, such as scheduling a talk with family members twice or three times a week so that members remain in touch with each other.