John Simm has bemoaned the fact that his wife and son watch “bloody” reality television programmes.
Speaking to the Radio Times, the Exile star revealed that he and his son Ryan, however, have found a shared enjoyment in watching Laurel and Hardy together.
“My dad would go red in the face and fall off his chair, crying with laughter at Laurel and Hardy,” he told the magazine. “I laugh at it, too – not like that, I don’t laugh like that in general! And my son laughs at it. That’s unbelievable – three generations, and how old are those films? It’s like it’s from a time capsule. It’s mad. I’m so, so glad that my son likes Laurel and Hardy.”
Yet he admitted: “He won’t watch them in black and white. It’s the colourised ones for him, which is hard for me. But at least he’s watching them. His generation don’t get things that aren’t in colour.”
Simm concluded that his absences due to work mean that he cannot always control his son’s viewing habits, saying: “He watches those bloody reality shows with his mum, which I’m not happy about. The ballroom thing and the popstar talent s**t things. Which, I’m a bit p*ssed off about.”
Simm will appear alongside Jim Broadbent in psychological thriller Exile on BBC One at 9pm from next Sunday, May 1.
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