His little princess! Hayden Christensen is absolutely smitten with his baby daughter, Briar Rose. The actor opened up about fatherhood and his longtime love, Rachel Bilson, while promoting his upcoming film 90 Minutes in Heaven on Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family — and Us Weekly has an exclusive sneak peek of the episode.
Us broke the news in November 2014 that Christensen and the O.C. alum, 34, welcomed their first child together, and named her after the 1959 classic Sleeping Beauty.
“There’s a Disney reference there I suppose,” Christensen, 34, told co-hosts Mark Steines and Cristina Ferrare in the chat, which airs Monday, Aug. 31. “The original Sleeping Beauty is called Briar Rose. Rachel — we both love Disney — but Rachel especially was very keen on the name.”
His costar Kate Bosworth chimed in: “Rachel is such a little Disney princess. I love her.”
Christensen and Bilson have settled into parenthood privately since their baby girl’s arrival. But earlier this month, Bilson shared a glimpse of 9-month-old Briar spending time with her famous dad.
“Look at us there blowing bubbles,” Christensen commented on the sweet Instagram photo Monday. “We have Disney songs playing around the house 24/7.”
Christensen also discussed his love for architecture during the show. In fact, he’s been renovating a farm and old century home for the last few years. Briar, however, has yet to pet their farm animals.
“My daughter has seen them from afar. We don’t let her get too close, but she’s seen the sheep and seen the chickens run by,” Christensen explained. “She’s not of age yet.”
Home & Family airs weekdays at 10 a.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Channel.
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