Actor Terrence Howard, who is set to star in Disney animation film, The Princess and The Frog, says that his two daughters inspired him to do the film.
“…they are my little princesses. When I was speaking as my character (James, Princess Tiana’s father), I was speaking to my little girls.”
In a recent interview with Redbook magazine, Terrence admits that his daughters have helped him to better understand women.
“Young men tend to come into relationships feeling very strong and powerful, and they make a lot of mistakes. But they soften when they have daughters. You see women through a whole different light because now you know that they were once someone’s little girl. I wish I’d had this knowledge when I was 20 — I wish I could call all the women I’ve ever dated and apologize. I didn’t know how precious they were. I know better now.”
He may “know better now”, but Terrence says that he wishes he had a fairy godmother to help him to “better communicate” with women.
“A man will say something that in his mind is completely appropriate, even poignant, but the woman will hear it very differently. There’s such frustration in that.”
So does the father of three-Aubrey, 16, Hunter, 14, and Heaven, 12- believe there’s a Prince (or Princess) Charming for everyone?
“Yes, you have to believe that or the world stops spinning. The first Prince Charming in our lives is our father, and the first Princess Charming is our mother. I think parents should show their children how to love, how they should be loved.”