Cupid's Pulse Article: Will Arnett and Katherine Heigl Talk About Their Children and New Animated FilmCupid's Pulse Article: Will Arnett and Katherine Heigl Talk About Their Children and New Animated Film

By Maria Darbenzio

Will Arnett and Katherine Heigl walked the red carpet joyfully on January 11th at the Los Angeles premiere of their new animated comedy, The Nut Job. This family movie follows the story of an independent squirrel named Surly, who is banished from his park and forced to live a city life. Celebrity Baby Scoop had a chance to catch up with Arnett and Heigel to discuss the movie as well as their children. Arnett is the father of two sons, Archibald William Emerson and  Abel James. Heigel is the mother of two adopted daughters, Nancy Leigh and Adalaide Marie Hope.

Tell us about work life balance.  Is there such a thing when you’re a parent who works?

Will: “Anyone who’s a parent knows that it is a balance and that you’re always trying to find a way; I try to reverse engineer it, to look at what my family demands are and what my kids need and then kind of work backwards from there, and then retro fit everything into it. I feel very blessed when you get to work on something like this that doesn’t take you away from the kids. Anything that takes me away from my kids, I dislike. “

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Did having kids impact your decision to take this role and how you played your character?

Katherine: “I just really wanted to do something that I could show my kids, that we could watch together. We watch movies every night, so hopefully, we won’t have to watch this one over and over again. “

Will: “Yeah, it did for me. I also watch a lot of these animated films, and I’m a huge fan of a lot of it. There’s a lot of really good stuff out there, and it is important to me at this stage in my life to do stuff that I can share and enjoy with my kids and that they can watch.  That’s much more important, and now that’s what I kind of want to do. “

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Are there any animated films you remember as favorites from when you were growing up?

Katherine: “The Little Mermaid. I have a 5 year old and a 1-½ year old. The little one is more of a tomboy, but the bigger one is obsessed with princesses — to the point of exhaustion. “

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