Colbert plays in character, I don't think any kid should watch his show since its full of jargon a kid wouldn't even understand at some 10 pm or 11pm at night
perhaps, but my point wasn't that. It's an offshoot of the point I made where Will may have also opted to do After Earth because he could work with his son again.
I then made the point that other actors have made career choices that get them clowned on (Brendan Fraser's goofy a.ss movies is an example) because they want movies their kids can watch. Colbert has said in the past that he won't let his kids watch the show because it's an alternate version of himself. He's using the same name, but he's not who he really is, and he didn't want his kids to be confused by whether or not the daddy they see on TV is the real Daddy or if it's the one they see every day.
Here's a quote from him on this:
|At home, Colbert is a doting father who makes sure his kids do not see the
other Colbert -- he only rarely let his kids watch the show.
"It's just like a pure silly thing. But you know, I truck in insincerity.
With a very straight face, I say things I don't believe," Colbert tells
"Kids can't understand irony or sarcasm, and I don't want them to perceive
me as insincere," Colbert says, "Because one night, I'll be putting them to
bed and I'll say ... 'I love you, honey.' And they'll say, 'I get it. Very
dry, Dad. That's good stuff,'" jokes Colbert.
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