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Sudeikis: My son calling me Dada is hilarious

Published 10/09/2015

Jason Sudeikis
Jason Sudeikis

Jason Sudeikis finds it “intoxicating and hilarious” when his 17-month-old son Otis calls him “Dada”.

The 39-year-old actor welcomed his first child with wife Olivia Wilde into the world 17 months ago.

And asked about his approach to parenting when it comes to son Otis, Jason joked that he has turned to intrepid explorer Bear for some ideas.

“We just watched a lot of Bear Grylls,” Jason told People at the premiere of his new movie Sleeping with Other People on Wednesday night. “We love … every second we get with him in our busy lives, and we surround him with people that do the exact same at all times.”

Jason and Olivia both have hugely successful careers, and do their utmost to balance their professional and personal lives as best they can.

And while many couples sometimes struggle with the varying commitments in their lives, Jason says that becoming parents has actually improved their marriage.

“It really comes down to communication, and using all of these devices that we use too often to distance ourselves, to actually bring us closer together,” Jason said.

There are some aspects of parenthood that Jason finds funnier than others.

In particular, the former Saturday Night live comedian says it’s his son’s name for him that he loves the most.

“He calls me Dada. I think that’s hilarious, mind-blowingly hilarious,” Jason laughed. “Maybe not hilarious in the conventional sense of a Chris Rock joke, or a Louis C.K. T.V. show, but it’s hilarious to me. I never thought that was going to happen and that it would be so intoxicating when it did.”

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