Bettany's kids raised on spooky set
Published 04/05/2011 | 07:38
Paul Bettany has revealed his children see all of his scary films while his is making them, but they just accept it as part of his job.
The Da Vinci Code star - whose brood includes Kai, from his wife Jennifer Connolly's relationship with photographer David Dugan, and son Stellan stars in new 12A horror film Priest 3D and revealed his children were on set during filming.
Paul, who is expecting another child with Jennifer, said: "They're not too young to see it, they were on set. I think they see films really differently anyway, especially the ones I'm in because they remember everyone involved and they were there. They know I'm on wires."
He went on: "How old was Stellan when I made Da Vinci code, three? I came out with bleached hair and contact lenses and he went 'Hi Dad' because he's just so used to seeing me as other people. He sees me with blood all over my face, he doesn't blink. So, no, he's a sophisticated viewer of those movies in that way, you know?"
But the 39-year-old actor admitted he suddenly found himself worrying about his family while filming dangerous stunts for his new film, about a vampire-slaying priest.
Paul said: "There were times when I said 'I want to do all of the action' and they said 'You can do nearly all of the action' and this went on and then I found myself standing on top of a motorcycle at 50mph jumping on to a train thinking 'What the f*** was I thinking?' What was a doing? I've got a beautiful wife, two children, what am I doing?'"
:: Priest 3D is out in cinemas on Friday, May 6.