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EXCLUSIVE: John Legend on How Fatherhood Has Made Him Tougher and Encouraging Wife Chrissy Teigen to Pursue Acting

by Leena Tailor 11:52 AM PDT, September 13, 2016
Playing EXCLUSIVE: John Legend on How Fatherhood Has Made Him Tougher and Encouraging Wife Chrissy Teigen to Pursue Acting

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.

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As for whether the couple may work together one day on a project, the singer-songwriter is unsure.

“I don’t know about the two of us together, but I know for her she has great comic chops," Legend said. "I think anything that would take advantage of that, she would be great in.”

Of course, acting may not be a priority for Teigen, now that she’s a busy mom to the couple's baby girl, Luna.

The adorable tot turns five months old on Wednesday and Legend admits he’s finding it harder and harder to leave home for work now that he’s a dad.

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“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.

Photo: Getty Images

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?’”

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Uncle Stevie! #lsblive

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While she may get around with her famous parents, it was adults-only as Legend celebrated the release of his new film, La La Land, the next night.

The musical, in which he stars alongside Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, marks the Oscar-winning songwriter’s biggest acting role yet.

Photo: Getty Images

Speaking of Gosling, see what he had to say about fatherhood in our exclusive interview below.

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