Joshua Jackson says fatherhood has opened up ‘a whole new world of things’ for him and that the love he has for his daughter ‘just expands every single day’
Joshua Jackson became a first-time dad when he and wife Jodie Turner-Smith welcomed daughter Janie in April 2020.
And the Canadian actor recently opened up to UsWeekly about how the experience of being a parent has reshaped his perspective on acting.
‘A whole new world of things has just opened up to me in experiencing fatherhood and this magical, joyful, chaotic, stressful anxiety-inducing love that you did not know you had the capacity for,’ the Dawson’s Creek alum shared, before adding, ‘It just expands every single day.’
“A whole new world’: Joshua Jackson, 43, opened up about how fatherhood is reshaping his acting career in a new interview with Us Weekly
First-time dad: The Dawson’s Creek alum described his fatherhood experience as ‘magical, joyful, chaotic, stressful anxiety-inducing love that you did not know you had the capacity for’
Jackson went on to note that ‘an actor’s life informs everything they do … and the choices that they make for a given scene, project, and career as a whole.’
The 43-year-old gave fans rare insight on life at home with his one-year-old daughter while promoting his new Peacock crime drama series, Dr. Death, which is based on a podcast of the same name.
Jackson, who was cast as the sinister, Dr. Christopher Duntsch, went on to reveal that his daughter’s birth was a key factor in whether he would be able to take the leading role in the show.
Growing family; The couple have been married since December 2019, and welcomed their daughter, Janie, to the world in April 2020; they are pictured in February 2020
‘If it had been six months earlier, I wouldn’t have taken the job because Jodie was still pregnant and I really wanted to obviously be there for all of that,’ he explained to Us Weekly.
‘This job was, like, cosmically the right job because it came at exactly the moment where it worked for me and I felt like I had the emotional bandwidth.’
It turns out 50 Shades of Grey star Jamie Dornan was originally cast as Dr. Christopher Duntsch, but he had to drop out of the project when the COVID-19 pandemic pushed back the shooting schedule.
Lasting affect: Jackson noted that ‘an actor’s life informs everything they do … and the choices’ that they make for a given scene, project, and career as a whole; the couple is pictured in the Soho neighborhood of New York City in April 2021
The Affair star gushed about his family and home home, and that he was grateful he had a ‘beautiful wife [and] beautiful baby’ to return to while shooting such a ‘heavy’ project.
‘My life is very warm and supportive,’ he happily admitted.
Dr. Death also stars Alec Baldwin, AnnaSophia Robb, Christian Slater, Dominic Burgess, Grace Gummer. Molly Griggs, Hubert Point-Du Jour, Maryann Plunkett, and Carrie Preston.
On Thursday, Jackson was among the cast and crew who attended a pre-screening reception of the premiere of at NeueHouse in Los Angeles.
Dr. Death makes its debut on Peacock on July 15, 2021.
Promo mode: Universal Studio Group chairperson Pearlena Igbokwe joined stars Christian Slater, Grace Gummer, Joshua Jackson, AnnaSophia Robb and Hubert Point-Du Jour at the pre-screening reception for the premiere of Dr. Death”at NeueHouse in Los Angeles