Clive Owen has attracted thousands of female fans by smouldering his way through films such as Closer, Sin City and Duplicity. Yet behind closed doors, his own girls are keen to see him play a new kind of role.
The 45-year-old star says his daughters Hannah and Eve would like him to drop the moody anti-hero act and do more family-friendly roles.
“They’re very keen for me to do a film to give them bragging rights at school,” he says, chuckling.
“They’re putting me under such pressure, I’m going to have to buckle and do it. They’re going to say, ’You’ve got to do this one, Dad’ and I’ll end up doing it.”
Owen’s latest film, The Boys Are Back, is a step in that direction.
In the drama, based on journalist Simon Carr’s memoirs and shot in Australia, Owen plays Joe Warr, who struggles with being a single parent to his six-year-old son after his wife dies of cancer.
The 45-year-old admits his own experience of fatherhood was “a huge part of wanting to do the film”. [Read more…] about Girls put the pressure on Clive Owen