Ruby Sparks costars Paul Dano and Zoe Kazan never publicly announced they were expecting a baby. So it should come as no surprise that the couple didn’t craft a cute Instagram post about the tot’s. But Dano, 34, happily confirmed the news when he appeared on the Wednesday, October 24, episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
When Fallon congratulated the Little Miss Sunshine actor on welcoming a daughter “eight weeks ago,” he didn’t hold back. “Umm, I’m so tired and I’m so in love,” Dano revealed. “It’s so extreme. Your heart has gone like supernova in one sense. And then we landed from London last week and she cried for, like. 24 hours straight and you kind of just want to walk through a wall.”
The New York Post’s Page Six reported in September that the pair of more than 11 years named their child Alma.
Dano, who was promoting his directorial debut Wildlife, cowrote the screenplay with 35-year-old Kazan. “I’ve never written and I didn’t know if I could, so I started dipping my toe in that pond. And as I was writing, I started thinking, you know, this is pretty good,” he quipped. “So I gave it to my partner, Zoe, who’s a proper writer, she’s written plays and screenplays and she tore it apart.”
At the New York Film Festival earlier this month, the It’s Complicated actress said they passed the script “back and forth for about three years.”
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