Grant 'a surprisingly excited dad'

Hugh Grant says he hasn't had to bluff when it comes to his excitement about being a dad

Hugh Grant says he hasn't had to bluff when it comes to his excitement about being a dad

First published in National Entertainment News © by

Hugh Grant has revealed he is finding fatherhood surprisingly exciting.

The 51-year-old Notting Hill and Bridget Jones star became a father to daughter Tabitha following his relationship with Chinese actress Tinglan Hong, and told The Guardian he likes the baby "very much".

Hugh said: "Lots of people warned me that the baby period is not that exciting. But I am excited, actually. I thought, well, I'll bluff through - but very little bluffing has been required."

But the actor said he didn't feel becoming a parent had changed him.

He said: "I like my daughter very much. Fantastic. Has she changed my life? I'm not sure.

"Not yet. Not massively, no. But I'm absolutely thrilled to have had her, I really am. And I feel a better person."

The Hollywood actor also told the newspaper he doesn't plan to set up a trust fund for his daughter.

He said: "My other worry is about - and as I say, there are few things in life I believe in 100 per cent - but another one is not giving your children money.

"I see nothing but f***-ups among my trust-fund friends. It's like 99 per cent f***-ups. So I would not want to do that to my children, no."

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