Owen is convinced the little one will be following in the Wilson family footsteps by joining him on the big screen!
Owen Wilson, 42, is still “glowing” a little more than a month after his girlfriend, Jade Duell gave birth to their baby son, Robert Ford. “He’s so cute; he becomes a little scene-stealer when he comes in the room,” Owen told Jay Leno on the Tonight Show on Tuesday. “(He’s like) Steve McQueen in Magnificent Seven where he didn’t have a lot of dialogue—you just gave him the camera and he could hold the screen. I feel like he is heading in that direction.” Too cute!
Robert Ford was named after Owen’s dad, but he and Jade, 28, have decided to call him by his middle name — despite an obvious downside the actor has already spotted.”It does occur to me at some point, probably, when he’s a little boy and he’ll be fidgeting and I’ll have to get him to do his homework… I’ll be like, ‘Ford! Focus!'” he said.
The Hall Pass star admits he’s struggling to get enough sleep as he cares for little Ford around the clock—and has learned to sleep everywhere and anywhere. Even on talk show sofas!
“What they say about newborns and not getting a lot of sleep, that’s true,” he warned Leno, “You look at every place as a potential nap place. I’m looking at this couch, maybe at commercial break, (I’ll take a) little shut-eye there!”
As another new dad, Owen, I can sympathize—but you’d better get used to those sleepless nights!