Jamie Foxx Talks Fatherhood
Jamie Foxx Shares His Secrets to Success, Singing, and Fatherhood
Like your character, you've learned how to balance a career and a family. How do you make it work?
JF: I was talking to Al Pacino in 1999, and I asked how do I go away to film a movie and leave my kids behind. And he told me you have to bring them with you. I wasn't working a lot during the time of my oldest daughter, so I didn't have to be away that much. But my youngest daughter goes absolutely everywhere with me. It's great because now she understands why I'm going and what I'm doing.
And a lot of good things have happened as a result. She got to come and meet Quvenzhané. She had the chance to meet and sing with Rita Ora and give an award to Iggy Azalea. But on the flip side, I have to put it into perspective. I remind her that this doesn't happen to everybody and that this is a charmed life: it can be here today and gone this afternoon. I'm lucky that both of my kids seem to understand that.