Growing up without father made me responsible: SamuelMarch 7th, 2011 - 6:33 am ICT by IANS
London, March 7 (IANS) Actor Samuel L. Jackson has revealed that growing up without a father has made him a responsible dad to his daughter.
Jackson has a 28-year-old daughter Zoe with wife LaTanya Richardson and says he has worked hard at his marriage because he knows the importance of having a stable family life, reports contactmusic.com.
“My dad was an absentee dad, so it was always important to me that I was part of my daughter’s life, and she deserved two parents, which is part of the rationale behind us staying married for 30 years. Because everybody has a chance to say, ‘F**k it,’ and walk away, you know? But you also have a chance to say, ‘OK, f**k it, I’m sorry.’ Even if you’re not,” he told Esquire magazine..
The 62-year-old star says he’s very proud of his behaviour over the years as he hasn’t gone off the rails like many other Hollywood stars.
“I’ve never been to jail. I’ve never been arrested. I’ve never been locked up. I’m a good son, a good father, a good husband - I’ve been married to the same woman for 30 years. I’m a good friend. I finished college, I have my education, I donate money anonymously. So when people criticise the kind of characters that I play on screen, I go, ‘You know, that’s part of history,’” he said.
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