"Joyful, Chaotic, Stressful Anxiety-Inducing Love"

Fatherhood has changed every aspect of Joshua Jackson’s life. The Dr. Death star tells Us Weekly exclusively how his and wife Jodie Turner-Smith’s daughter, Janie Jackson, has impacted how he approaches his roles.


“A whole new world of things has just opened up to me in experiencing fatherhood and this magical, joyful, chaotic, stressful anxiety-inducing love that you did not know you had the capacity for,” Joshua tells Us. “It just expands every single day,” the actor adds.

Joshua Jackson and Jodie Turner-Smith welcomed their daughter last April. Little Janie came months after the couple tied the marital knot.

“I’ve never been a parent before, so I’m not quite sure how much of this is just first baby anxiety and how much of this is pandemic anxiety,” Joshua shared with Buzzfeed News days before his wife gave birth. “For us, in this house, it’s just the two of us leaning on each other, [being] open, about like, ‘Yeah, man, it’s stressful! This is a lot to deal with,'” Jackson continued. “We, like everyone else, are just trying to figure this thing out on a day-by-day basis.”

Joshua Jackson accepted his role in Dr. Death shortly after Jodie’s labor and delivery experience. “Frankly, if it had been six months earlier, I wouldn’t have taken the job because Jodie was still pregnant and I really wanted to obviously be there for all of that,” Joshua tells Us Weekly. “This job was, like, cosmically the right job because it came at exactly the moment where it worked for me and I felt like I had the emotional bandwidth,” Jackson shares.

You can catch Joshua Jackson as a dangerous surgeon named Dr. Christopher Duntsch in Dr. Death. New episodes premiere on Peacock’s platform every week beginning on Thursday, July 15, 2021. Learn more about the streaming service here.

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