Costner: Parenting wiped me out

Kevin Costner

Kevin Costner had to return to action films because parenting was “too tough”.

The 58-year-old actor will next be seen in Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit alongside Chris Pine.

During a press junket for the film, Kevin discussed what encouraged him to return to action films.

“My wife and I had three little kids the last five years and I slowed down for about three to get them started. I’ve just had enough of that f**king minivan,” he told Collider.

“I just had to get a minivan because my back was killing me with the SUV and three seats and sh*t. I thought I have to go back to killing somebody for real or action movies because this is too tough. So I did.”

Kevin has had a long career starring in big films including The Bodyguard, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and The Untouchables.

He has discussed how he has managed to achieve longevity.

“I didn’t make my first check until I was about 27, 28 years old. So I didn’t burst on the scene at 19 or 20,” he explained.

“If you think about the guys in my category, I probably have about half the movies that they have if you added them up.”

But despite slowing down to have children Kevin now has a number of films ready for release.

He is still surprised he has so many pieces of work to promote.

“About a year-and-a-half ago, I amassed a series of movies that are going to come out. That’s unusual for me to go back to back,” he revealed.

“Longevity for me is not a check, it’s a love. I’ve loved making movies.”

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