After professor Robert Kelly's viral BBC interview was interrupted by his daughter, all eyes were on 4-year-old Marion when Kelly appeared at a press conference with his family on Wednesday. Marion seemed at ease in a chair in pink glasses, eating a lollipop while her father spoke about their internet fame which he and his wife thought was a "disaster."
"We love our children very much and we are happy that our family blooper, our family error, on television brought so much laughter to so many people," said Kelly, an associate professor of political science at Pusan National University in South Korea, who appeared with his wife Kim Jung-a, who held their 8-month-old son James on her lap. Kim can be seen crawling in the video in an attempt to try and round up her kids during the news interview.
"I had assumed that this would end any television pieces. That people would see this and assume it was just wildly unprofessional. No one would ever call me again," said Kelly. "That I'd never speak on television again."
Read some of the Twitter responses on the internet's love of four-year-old Marion below.
BBC interview kid has just been cast as Commissioner Gordon in the new Batman movie. pic.twitter.com/mM2aYgMOGM
- R. Eric Thomas (@oureric) March 15, 2017
BBC kid should be the next Doctor Who imo pic.twitter.com/tNA3mPqU5f
- Elena Cresci (@elenacresci) March 15, 2017
If she isn't President of Earth by the time I'm 80, I'll be bitterly disappointed. pic.twitter.com/f5qEfaaPT7
- David Llewellyn (@TheDaiLlew) March 15, 2017