Scott Foley Raves About Fatherhood: Life With a New Baby Is “Terrifying” But “Amazing”

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Scott Foley dished to Us Weekly all about his "terrifying" but "amazing" life with a newborn son; plus, his thoughts on a Felicity reunion Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic

It's the best of times, it's the worst of times. Scott Foley and wife Marika Dominczyk welcomed their third child, a baby boy, back in November — and life hasn't been the same since. Us Weekly caught up with the Scandal star earlier this month at Charisma's Breakfast in Bed event, where he dished all about the scary but great new development in his home.

"It's terrifying," he admitted. "It should scare the hell out of you. But it's amazing. There's nothing else I can think of that has that juxtaposition of being at once terrifying and the worst thing you can do for your happy life and the best thing you can do for your happy life to make it even better."

Having already had two kids — daughter Malina, 5, and son Keller, 2 — Foley was of course well-versed in the trials and tribulations of fatherhood before the birth of his newborn son. But it was still an adjustment. "I've had a ton of practice and I wasn't sure I wanted any more practice," the Felicity alum admitted. "But I'm so glad I'm practicing again. It's great. With three kids, I spend all my time at home now." 

Well, not all his time. The actor still has a day job, after all, as Jake Ballard on ABC's Scandal. And lately, that job has required him to be frequently shirtless on camera. "I'm not sure how this happened. I was never the guy who people said, 'Oh, he looks great with his shirt off!'" Foley joked. "I was never that guy. But somewhere along the line, Shonda [Rhimes] said, 'Maybe I can make him that guy!'"

Not that there was anything wrong with the guy he was before. Prior to seducing Kerry Washington's Olivia Pope on Scandal, Foley was beloved as Noel Crane on Felicity

"People still talk to me about Felicity all the time," the actor admitted. So might there be a reunion in the future? "I don't know," he replied. He added, though, that he does keep tabs on some of his former costars.

"I watch Keri [Russell] on The Americans, and I think she's fantastic. And I ran into Scotty Speedman in Beverly Hills like two months ago," he shared. "I was driving down the street going to a dentist appointment, and he was walking the other way, and I yelled at him, 'Speedman!' He was very 'Ben,'" Foley joked. "He, like, ran his hand through his hair and was like, 'Oh, hey, man, I'll call you in a bit.' And that was the last time I saw him! So funny."

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