Joel Edgerton on How Fatherhood Has Changed His Outlook on Life

joel edgerton Says his 2-year-old twins have influenced his outlook on life and his approach to career.

In an interview with ET’s Nischelle Turner ahead of the premiere of her new Apple TV+ show, dark matterOn Monday, the Australian actor, 49, revealed how his children – who he shares with partner Christine Centenera – have changed his life for the better.

Asked whether his children influenced the roles he considers, the actor said, “100 percent.”

He explained, “You know, there are things in the show that really hit me about how important family is and what it would mean to have your family taken away from you.”

Christine Centenera and Joel Edgerton – getty images

Edgerton first confirmed that he and Centenera – who act as vogue australiaIn an interview with the Editor-in-Chief of –Became a Parent Oprah Daily Back in 2021. At the time, multiple outlets reported that the couple had welcomed an only child, with news later breaking that they became the parents of two.

For the actor, his children left the story behind dark matter – An adaptation of Blake Crouch’s best-selling novel – more meaningful and thought-provoking. In the book, Jason Dessen (Edgerton) is kidnapped one night on his way home to Chicago, but finds himself in an alternate version of his life.

The story – a quest for “The Road Not Taken”, according to AppleTV+ – sees Edgerton’s character racing against the clock to return home to his wife (jennifer connelly) and younger son (Oakes Fegley) while traveling across a “mind-bending landscape”.

Oakes Fegley, Dayo Okeniyi, Joel Edgerton, Jennifer Connelly, Alice Braga, Jimmi Simpson and Amanda Brugel at the premiere of ‘Dark Matter’; , getty images

Edgerton told ET that although he would have liked to see some of the lives that could have been — including one in which he was almost a professional painter — he’s blissfully satisfied with the path he chose and the life he spent with Centenera and them. Are. Children.

He joked, “I definitely don’t want to go and end that life, that’s for sure.” “I’ll peek into my alternate life, but I wouldn’t trade it for the world. No matter how stressful or how chaotic my life has become, it’s the best thing in the world.”

While it’s certainly possible that Edgerton’s “alternative” may have projects and accolades of their own to be proud of, none amount to the actor’s recent role in one of the most popular television shows in the world at the moment. And that has almost certainly won him popularity points. Children: Blue, In an April episode of the children’s program, the actor lent his voice to play a policeman in the show’s third season.

Edgerton said that although it was surprising to have a small role in such a beloved show, as an actor from Australia it is even more special to him that the world loves the show from his native country.

He said, “I recorded just before I became a father. We were waiting for our twins to arrive and now it’s great.” “But I’ll tell you what’s even cooler [it’s] An Australian TV show you’re asking me about right here.”

Joel Edgerton and Jennifer Connelly – getty images

This shouldn’t be a surprise at all zero Dark Thirty However, the show is taking the world by storm. “The Sign”, the episode in which Edgerton guest starred, received 10.4 million views on Disney+ globally within its first week of streaming. disney,

Edgerton said, “I watch more children’s television than adult dramas right now and that’s fine with me.”

Of course, he is focusing on one particular adult drama at the moment – dark matter, For the AppleTV+ project, Edgerton serves as executive producer and stars alongside Connelly, 53, along with Alice Braga, Jimmi Simpson and Amanda Brugel.

He promised that there would be no major surprises or twists for fans of the book of the same name. The actor and EP said he felt it was important to remain true to the novel that has influenced millions of people around the world.

“We have to change some things and I think that’s cool because if you read the book, there aren’t really any big surprises other than who will be playing the character,” he told ET. “But to have additional backstory and different resolutions for the characters, it’s nice.”

Watch the trailer for this dark matter In the player below:

The show will debut two episodes on May 8 and episodes will be released weekly until June 26.

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