Anthony Mackie is a third time dad
Anthony Mackie's life has been transformed by his third child.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier star Anthony Mackie is a new dad.
The 37-year-old actor and his wife Sheletta Chapital revealed the baby news on the red carpet at the premiere of his new festive film The Night Before in Los Angeles on Thursday (12Nov15).
"I recently had my third kid, and it just messed up everything that was my reality," Anthony told the Los Angeles Times. "It just changes your entire perspective on the world. Even travelling is an issue now - I've got to buy five tickets!
"I look at my parents - they had six kids - and I always wondered why we never took vacations further than Florida or the Gulf Coast. It's like, 'Oh, because they couldn't afford eight plane tickets', so you just put all the kids in the Lincoln and drive to Florida!"
Anthony and Sheletta were already parents to two kids when they wed last year (14), and the actor admits he has become a very strict dad after playing a homeless drug addict in new movie Shelter.
"I learned so much about myself reading this script and doing this movie because the level of judgement and the lack of humanity towards the homeless I saw in myself was disgusting," he tells WENN. "Every time I would walk past a homeless person I'd say, 'Get a job. Get off drugs!' I never took into account what that person had been through to get to that place.
"It really blew my mind learning about homeless shelters and just the idea of finding a warm place to sleep at night. It reminded me of the prison system and just trying to get a good night's sleep in incarceration. It was troubling and eye-opening and I didn't take into account the number of families involved.
"When I was a kid, we would do this Feed The Hungry Program in my church every other Saturday. It blew my mind when I was scooping out food and this kid from my school was there. Somewhere between that moment of realisation and appreciation for what my dad sacrificed for us to have, and me becoming Anthony Mackie, I lost it.
"This movie really made me realise that and it was humbling and sickening to see that within yourself. So now I make my kids go and scoop chicken on the weekends and if they don't do the right thing I take their s**t and give it to other kids!"
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