EXCLUSIVE: John Legend on How Fatherhood Has Made Him Tougher and Encouraging Wife Chrissy Teigen to Pursue Ac
By Leena Tailor
John Legend frequently finds laughter thanks to his gorgeous wife, Chrissy Teigen, and now he wants the rest of the world to as well. In fact, the GRAMMY winner hopes to see Teigen take on more acting roles, particularly in comedy.
“She has done some guest roles on The Mindy Project… on Amy Schumer’s show… I think she should do more, but we’ll see,” Legend told ET while attending the premiere of La La Land at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival on Monday.
“I am tougher with my manager,” he shared. “Every time they want me to take a trip somewhere I am like, ‘Do I really need to go there?’ I would rather be at home as much as I can, but obviously you have to travel sometimes for work, so we just try to make it work whenever I leave.”
That means traveling as a family when circumstances allow.
Like at the recent 2016 Sports Illustrated Summer of Swim Fan Festival & Concert at Coney Island in New York, where the trio were snapped strolling along the boardwalk.
Luna was also along on Sunday night when her parents introduced her to Stevie Wonder, aka “Uncle Stevie,” at Lip Sync Battle All-Stars.
Legend jokes that his daughter wasn’t fazed about meeting such an icon.
“She has no idea,” he said. “She doesn't know that we are famous, she doesn't know Stevie Wonder is famous. [It’s like] ‘Who are you?’”