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'Father of The Bride' Star Steve Martin Embraced Fatherhood at The Age Of 67 | He's Happy He Waited
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'Father of The Bride' Star Steve Martin Embraced Fatherhood at The Age Of 67 | He's Happy He Waited

"I would have been a lousy father during my young days", the actor said when asked how it felt to be a father at the age of 67.

Cover Image Source: Honoree Steve Martin at Dolby Theatre on June 4, 2015, in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for AFI)
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Ace actor and comedian Steve Martin has played the role of a father onscreen multiple times. However, it was at the age of 67 that Martin got the chance to embrace fatherhood in real life. The Pink Panther actor and his journalist wife journalist Anne Stringfield welcomed their first and only child, daughter Mary Martin to the world in 2012. Although the prospect of becoming a parent in their 60s might be terrifying to some, Martin has taken to the role splendidly. The 77-year-old actor believes that fatherhood is a "fantastic" role and that he became a father at the right time in his life.

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In a conversation with Australia’s Daily Telegraph in 2016 about being a dad in his sixties, Martin said: "Oh, it's fantastic—you have all the time in the world. You're all set and secure in life, and you're not building your career, so you have a lot of time. When I was younger, I was selfish and focused on my career. Now I'm just hanging around the house playing with [my daughter]. It's great."