Paul Giamatti, who’s been married to wife Elizabeth for nearly 10 years, will have some explaining to do to his 6-year-old son, Samuel, when he sees how dear old dad treats a newborn baby boy in the action-packed thriller Shoot ‘Em Up (out Sept. 7).
“My wife loved it,” he tells me. “She thought it was great. My kid? I don’t know how I’m going to explain any of this to my kid. I’ll wait until he’s older. He’s not watching it right now.”
Will the actor return to Broadway? “If something good came along, I would do it. There’s nothing worse than being in a bad play. The chances of it not working out great are high. It’s not that I’m lazy. It’s easier being in a bad movie than a bad play. You can walk away from it easier. It’s such an investment.”
Even though Paul won’t let his son see the film, he might have gifted him with a bomber jacket emblazoned with Shoot ‘Em Up and spouting fake bullet holes through the heart. Just for play, of course. I got two — one during interviews, and one in the mail.