Notoriously private star Joel Edgerton opens up about the birth of his twins with partner Christine Centenera and says he wants to raise his kids ‘Australian’
Homegrown Hollywood star Joel Edgerton has opened up about the importance of family and the birth of his twins with his partner Christine Centenera.
The notoriously private 48-year-old Star Wars fan favorite says he wants to raise his children in Australia, despite the demands of a high-society career as a leading actor.
In a candid interview in Saturday’s Herald-Sun, the Obi-Wan star revealed that he came close to turning down a role in the new blockbuster Thirteen Lives for the sake of his young family.
Homegrown Hollywood favorite Joel Edgerton has opened up about the birth of his twins with partner Christine Centenera and says he wants to raise his children ‘Aussie’
Based on the 2018 Thai cave rescue, the Amazon Prime movie was filmed in Queensland last year when Christine was pregnant.
Joel told famous Hollywood movie director Ron Howard that he would only play the part if he had time off to spend with his partner during labor.
Complicating the situation were the pandemic travel restrictions that he said made things “complicated.”
‘It was supposed to be: shoot the movie, month off, welcome the babies. And they, like the twins, arrived incredibly early.
In a candid interview in Saturday’s Herald-Sun, the Obi-Wan star revealed that he came close to turning down a role in the new blockbuster Thirteen Lives for the sake of his young family. Pictured: Joel Edgerton and Christine Centenera on July 18, 2022 in London, England
Joel was able to get a week off to welcome his children, who were born in May 2021.
Joel plays Dr. Richard Harry’ Harris, a rescue diver and anesthesiologist, in Thirteen Lives, the latest in a long line of high-profile roles that have been kept away from his home base in Australia.
He recently completed a role in George Clooney’s The Boys in the Boat, which was filmed in London. He has also appeared in the Disney+ series Obi Wan Kenobi.
Joel told the famous Hollywood director of the film, Ron Howard, that he would only play rescue diver and anesthesiologist Dr. Richard Harry’ Harris if he could have time off to be with his partner at the birth of their twins. In the picture: a scene from Thirteen Lives
But now, Joel says he’s thinking more about trying to plan projects to take place in Australia, where his parents are.
He said he misses Australia when he’s out of town.
“I would definitely like to be in Australia more, shoot there more, and I really want my kids to sound a bit like us,” he explained.
“You know what, it’s not about an accent, it’s about an identity, and I would love for them to have an Australian identity.”
Christina currently works as a fashion director for Vogue Australia and as a designer for her own line, Wardrobe NYC.
The couple debuted their relationship at the GQ Australia Men of the Year Awards in Sydney in November 2018.
Joel rose to fame as an actor on the hit series The Secret Life of Us twenty years ago. Since then, he has racked up writing, producing, and directing credits, including the 2015 American thriller The Gift.
Joel and Christina spotted in 2019 The couple debuted their relationship at the GQ Australia Men Of The Year Awards in Sydney in November 2018