Future kings of comedy? Will Ferrell brought his wife, Viveca Paulin, and two of his three sons to the New York premiere of his new holiday film, Daddy’s Home, on Sunday, December 13.
Mattias, 9, and Axel, 5, walked the red carpet with their parents, looking clean-cut and grown-up in suit jackets and jeans. The boys wore bow ties and grinned with their parents on the carpet. Not pictured was the couple’s eldest son, Magnus, 11.
Ferrell, 48, opened up to reporters about parenting at the event, noting that it gets both harder and easier as his kids age.
“There’s some situations where, you know, as they get older, you don’t have to worry about having to tell them to do certain things,” he explained. “And then I think increasingly it just gets more complicated as they enter into new phases in their lives and have new emotions about things and want to be a little more obstinate and push you away and so it’s so complicated. I think someone had once said that you get from parenting — kids give you back everything they take, and they take a lot.”
The family is gearing up for their annual holiday festivities, which include one very special party. Celebrating his wife’s Swedish traditions, Ferrell and his family have a Swedish Christmas party with 75 people every year.
“It’s like 30 kids and Swedish Santa comes and we get a list of every kid that’s coming to the party and we individually hand out presents to all of the kids, but you have to earn it,” he revealed on the carpet. “You have to either do your ABCs or speak in a foreign language. Tomte [Santa] is Swedish. He’s a little naughty, and he sort of forces the children to earn their presents. And everyone loves that party so much. They ask us every year, ‘You’re still having your Swedish Christmas party?’ So that’s our big one.”
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