Source: USA Today
May 31, 2013
Russell Crowe might be a father of two, but working with babies on Man of Steel opened some new doors for him. Some of them unpleasant.
The topper was dealing with a sudden outbreak of baby poop from one of the infants playing his young son in the movie. Crowe, playing Jor-El from the planet Krypton, was holding his un-diapered son, who grows up to be Superman on Earth, in a key scene.
“I got a handful of essential Kryptonian material,” Crowe said at a Man of Steel press conference on Friday. “It was after lunch, it was to be expected.”
It was not the first unscripted surprise that came from the four infants who shared duties as his son in the movie out June 14. Their actions, though perfectly natural, still proved to be inconvenient.
“So I learned a lot. I had new experiences as a parent in this movie,” Crowe said, looking at director Zack Snyder. “So thank you, Zack.”
Snyder could only shrug and respond: “Just trying to add to the tapestry of your life.”
Crowe, 49, and wife Danielle Spencer have two children, Charles, 9, and Tennyson, 6. So he knows the perils. But the Aussie actor admitted he’s avoided most of these mishaps. He added that he’s “pretty slick with a nappy” (American translation: he changes diapers).
Crowe was also concerned about one other key point, taking the microphone to ask the producer when the Jor-El Lego mini-figures would hit the market.
Said Crowe: “Children across America, and particularly my children want to know.”
Ed: Not just the kids – I want that mini-fig!