May 11, 2010

CANADA: Too old for kids ... not!

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TORONTO, Ontario / The National Post /  Blogs / May 11, 2010

Woody Allen did it at 51. Warren Beatty, ditto, at 62. Larry King did at 65, and then all over again at 66.

Ol’ Charlie Chaplin famously pulled it off at the ripe, ripe age of 73.

So pourquoi pas, Mike Myers?

The just-gettin’-started 47-year-old says now that, sure, he can picture himself having kids.

Never got there with his ex-wife Robin Ruzan, but never too late, he just informed in a new interview with Parade.

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“I would love to be a father,” the comic master pointedly says. “I had a great father who taught me how gratifying that is. I’m not going to deny myself that. I think I’d be good at it. Everybody wants that experience. I definitely do.”

Offering a neat grin, he oohed to the magazine, “The agony and the ecstasy. I can only imagine.”

The wannabe patriarch seems ever philosophical these days (as only some comics can be, we note) Talking about the break-up of his long-time marriage, the Canadian says, with no shortage of cryptic-ness, “I’m out of the blame business, and I’m into the dropping-resentments business. I’m into ‘That was then, this is now.’ ”

What is now, by the way, is not just another go-’round soon with Shrek on the big screen, but an appreciation for everything he’s accomplished. Quote, unquote: “Dude, this is all a dream. I have done everything I wanted to do. When I was 11, I saw SNL and said, ‘I want to be on that show.’ I didn’t even know the name of it then. [rc]

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