“Sherlock” star Martin Freeman is brutally honest in describing his shortcomings as a parent, admitting that when his son Joe, 14, and daughter Grace, 11, were younger he called them “little f–kers” and smacked them.
“I have smacked my kids,” the 48-year-old actor said in a new interview with the UK’s Sunday Times. “When they were very young. I smacked my kids, yes. And it’s not like a victory. It’s not, ‘Oh, I must be doing something right!
“But I have done it. When it is route one to something they need to understand and I cannot rationalize with them. Also I was impatient and at the end of my rope.”
Freeman, whose shares the kids with actress ex Amanda Abbington, confessed that it was a rule in their home not to do either but he had broken them more than once.