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Jeremy Renner protects daughter from limelight

Published 15/04/2016

Jeremy Renner
Jeremy Renner

Hollywood star Jeremy Renner has described parenthood as "the most important thing" in his life.

Jeremy Renner doesn't want his little girl to become famous just because her "jackass" father is.

While promoting his upcoming sci-fi drama Story of Your Life at CinemaCon on Thursday (14Apr16), the actor took time to gush about daughter Ava, whom he shares with ex-wife Sonni Pacheco. Jeremy, 45, talked openly about his three-year-old and described fatherhood as "the most important thing" in his life.

The actor recently posted a photo of himself and Ava in his trailer on the set of Wind River, a thriller he is shooting with Elizabeth Olsen, but the fiercely private star only revealed a little of the child's face.

"I still don't expose my baby's face, just to protect her or anyone in my family (who's) a minor," he told E! News. "I just think that's not my decision to make. You know what I mean? You don't need to be world famous just because your jackass dad is."

He added that it is too early to tell if Ava "has the acting gene" but he wouldn't stop her pursuing a career in show-business if that's what she wanted to do.

"I think she's definitely artistic for sure... I first and foremost want her to be a kid and have a lot of fun," he explained.

In Story of Your Life, Jeremy plays a physicist who is recruited by the military to try and communicate with aliens that have landed on earth. Also starring Amy Adams, Forest Whitaker and Michael Stuhlbarg, the film does not yet have a release date. The movie solidifies a busy and high-profile year for Jeremy, who stars as Hawkeye in Captain America: Civil War which is scheduled to be released next month (May16) and is also set to produce and guest star in a historic drama Knightfall which will premiere later in the year (16).

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