Discovering your mom or dad is a superhero like Wonder Woman or Batman can be the coolest thing ever, especially for a child. Marvel and DC actors have long expressed their amusement on interviews whenever they share their kids actually believe they work as comic book heroes.
This proves that actors should be careful in choosing roles they accept because their children are going to watch their movies, and they want to set an example. For actor-director John Krasinski, despite starring in several iconic films, his kids think he merely works in a cubicle.
John Krasinski’s Daughter Believes He Works In An Office As An Accountant
“My kids thought that [Emily Blunt] had married me out of charity. They’re like, ‘You’re so nice to marry an accountant. That’s so nice of you,’ because they don’t know what I do.”
Krasinski shared one instance where his daughter got confused about his job when the actor met a fan who recognized him from The Office:
“The reason why I think that is when I was walking them to school one day, and this guy came up, he was very nice, he came up and he went, ‘John, from The Office!’ and I went, ‘Yeah,’ and he goes, ‘Oh my god, it’s so good to see you,’ and I said, ‘Thanks,’ and he kept walking. She said, ‘So do you work with him?’ and I went, ‘No,’ and she goes, ‘Why are you lying to me?’”
His daughter was, indeed, very baffled after the guy they met greeted her dad and hinted that he knew him from The Office. Krasinski continued:
“I went, ‘I’m not lying to you,’ and she goes, ‘No, he just said he knows you from The Office.’”
While Krasinski endeavors to reveal his job to his kids, other actors revel in the glory of their on-screen characters.
Ben Affleck’s Son Thinks He’s The Batman And Urges Him To Fight The FedEx Guy
“He believes that I’m Batman. I showed him some of the clips and the stuff, and I told him, ‘Yeah, you know I’m Batman,’ and so now he thinks his dad is Batman. And now, when I go out of the house, he’s like, ‘Are you going to the Batcave?’”
Affleck joked that his antics would come back to haunt him when his son goes to therapy and laments how his father lied to him about Batman. He further shared the funny story of how he had to pay the FedEx guy who wears a purple uniform to pretend that he’s the Joker:
“My son thinks the FedEx guy is the Joker, so every time he comes to deliver a screenplay, my son tells me, ‘Dad, Joker’s outside,’ and he wants me to go and fight him. I have to go through this ritual where I go out, I give the guy twenty dollars to do like a pantomime kung-fu Adam West fight at me so my son will still believe I’m Batman.”
It can be tough for some kids to grow up with celebrity moms and dads, but knowing they have superheroes as parents would make their childhood even more memorable.