How's the Expecting Dad Holding Up?
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|Wed, 04-18-2012 - 11:27am|
Robert Downey Jr. might be playing a superhero in the upcoming Marvel film The Avengers, but at home he's got an even more daunting role: new dad.
The 47-year-old actor and his wife, producer Susan Downey, welcomed new son Exton Elias into the world on Feb. 7. Just a few weeks later, RDJ sat down for an interview with Esquire to promote the May 4 release of The Avengers, but ended up mostly talking about his son.
"There was all this trepidation, all this projection, all this anticipation and goodwill and a good vibe about it," he tells the magazine of the time right before Exton was born. "But what you're squeezing to the side -- or what's in the glove box -- is these thousands of forms of fear. And then he was born and they've all just kind of scattered now. It seems like he's always been here."