Goldblum's special Independence Day
Jeff Goldblum will never forget Independence Day, but it's not because he starred in movie.
Jeff Goldblum, who became a father while shooting Independence Day: Resurgence (IDR), admitted he finds children more interesting these days.
This is good because the 63-year-old US actor, who reprised his role as scientist-environmentalist David Levinson, is surrounded by children in the sequel.
In the movie's nail-biting finale, which was his own idea, Goldblum's character rescues a group of schoolchildren from an alien.
He referenced his softer side to M in a separate interview: "I'm always looking at kids and saying to my wife, 'Look at them'. And I'm asking people, 'how old are your (kids)'... And the kids in the movie are cute as Christmas."
Goldblum married former Olympic gymnast Emilie Livingston, 33, in 2014 and the couple welcomed their son Charlie last year - on July 4, Independence Day, or America's national day.
The hands-on dad said he misses his son all the time.
"We use (the app) Facetime and it helps a lot. I change his diapers every morning and feed the bottle. (I'm) at the bathtub every night. I miss him and right now every day he's learning something else," he gushed.
Before IDR, Goldblum - whose last blockbuster was The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) and who will star in another big franchise, Thor: Ragnarok next year as the eccentric Grandmaster - seemed to shying away from the genre.
But he shared that a sequel for Independence Day had been in the works for a long time and he had kept in touch with the film-makers over the years.
"They said people wanted another one... but we wanted to wait to do something special. Finally hearing (it was going to happen) was a lovely surprise," he said.
Goldblum also raved about the cast.
Bill Pullman, who played the US President in the first film, and Brent Spiner, who played an unkempt and excitable scientist, also reprised their roles.
THOUGHTS ON CAST
Goldblum added: "There will be a American female president (Sela Ward), which was a good idea. Liam Hemsworth is a wonderful guy and Charlotte Gainsbourg (as David's associate), I have scenes with her and I love her... she's great."
He even hinted at a third instalment.
Giving his thoughts on its possible plot, which would involve less destruction this time, he said: "It may play out in a third one, where earthlings will be bonded on a precious, fragile and beautiful place... Who knows?"
SWEET: Actor Jeff Goldblum and his wife Emilie Livingston. PHOTO: REUTERS