Mark Our Words: Paul Bettany and Jennifer Connelly's Kids Will Be Superstars

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Emily Weaver
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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 13:  Actors Paul Bettany (L) and Jennifer Connelly attend the after party for the premiere of Lionsgate's 'American Pastoral' on October 13, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 13: Actors Paul Bettany (L) and Jennifer Connelly attend the after party for the premiere of Lionsgate's 'American Pastoral' on October 13, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images)


Paul Bettany confessed to Vanity Fair the thing that shocks him the most is how he and Jennifer Connelly have raised "such bright kids." The 49-year-old actor has two children, Stellan and Agnes Lark Bettany, with his wife of almost 10 years (their love story is a tale as old as time) and has also served as a father figure to Kai Dugan, Connelly's eldest son from a previous marriage. A New York-based blended family, the A Beautiful Mind actress expressed in a TV interview how blessed she is to have such wonderful kids: "It's really unbelievable," she continued, " . . . they're really such extraordinary kids and they're great together." Learn more about the Bettany kids ahead.

Stellan Bettany

Born on Aug. 5, 2003, Stellan Bettany is the duo's eldest child and believed to be named after Bettany's friend and Swedish actor, Stellan Skarsgard. Stellan even attended the same school in Brooklyn, NY, that his mother attended when she was a girl! Despite being the offspring of two highly acclaimed actors, Connelly revealed her son has a knack for music not acting, "He's an amazing musician," she said on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Stellan doesn't pop up on his dad's social media too often, but when he does, it's a real treat.

Agnes Lark Bettany

If Bettany and Connelly were hoping to have an acting prodigy among their brood, it seems like Agnes - their youngest child born on May 31, 2009 - may be the front runner! During her interview with Kimmel, Connelly shared her daughter loves coming to work with her and even offers to help run lines. Though, Agnes may not have her eyes on acting, but rather, directing: "She'll sit by the monitor with headphones on and watch quite critically." She continued that Agnes often gives her suggestions or adjustments to make, some of which have even received a bravo and praise from Connelly's director. Agnes already has a promising future in Hollywood!