Mike Myers reveals his kids ‘don’t really care’ about one of his most iconic films

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6 May 2022, 09:00

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It seems even huge Hollywood stars struggle to get their kids interested in their work!

Mike Myers, famous for his roles in Austin Powers, Shrek and Cat in the Hat, has just revealed that his children aren’t that fussed about one of his most iconic roles. 

In a new interview with Sirius XM's The Jess Cagle Show, the star explained which of his box-office hits didn’t impress his youngsters. 

He said: “They didn't really care for Shrek much. They love Cat in the Hat [and] the oldest has seen Austin Powers one.”

On why they’re not interested in the big green ogre, Mike added: “There's a lot of 'dad that would never happen. A talking donkey would never say that'. They're just New Yorkers, dude. You know, they're a tough crowd, but when they like something, they love it.”

The Shrek franchise started in 2001, and saw Mike put on the now infamous Scottish accent for the Oscar-winning DreamWorks animation. He went on to voice the beloved character for three more films.

The hilarious admission comes after he teased the potential for a fourth Austin Powers film 20 years after the last instalment.

The actor and comedian played the legendary spy in 1997’s Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, 1999’s Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me and 2002’s Austin Powers in Goldmember.

Myers was asked whether or not a fourth film could be in the works, and he didn’t exactly say no.

He said he “would love to do” another movie for the comedy franchise, but added: “I can neither confirm nor deny the existence or non-existence of such a project, should it exist or not exist.”

When the hosts said Myers’ answer felt like a confirmation, he joked: “It was a non-confirmed confirmation confirmation”.

For now, however, Myers will be appearing in his new comedy series titled The Pentaverate, where he plays eight different characters.

The comedy follows a Canadian journalist who gets embroiled in an international conspiracy as he attempt to answer the question: “What if a secret society has been influencing world events for the greater good since the Black Plague?”

Starring alongside Myers in the series is Jennifer Saunders (who plays two different roles), Ken Jeong, Keegan-Michael Key, Debi Mazar, Richard McCabe and Lydia West.

The Pentaverate lands on Netflix on 5th May.