Matthew Broderick To Stay Home With Twins

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Actor will be a stay-at-home parent while wife shoots Sex and the City sequel.

Matthew Broderick will be staying home with newborn twins Marion and Tabitha when his wife, Sarah Jessica Parker, goes back to work shooting the sequel to 2008's Sex and the City: The Movie, according to Life and Style. "Matthew's ready to pick up the slack as the movie gets underway," a source close to the family says.

The most recent Broadway show for the Tony winner, The Philanthropist, ended just days after the twin girls were born on June 23 in an Ohio hospital, so now the source says he's free to devote himself to his new daughters and son James, who's 6, when, SJP goes back to work. "She's not postponing the movie," says the insider. "She's going to have a staff to make it easier on her." What I Learned From Being A Stay-At-Home Dad

Postponing the movie would affect hundreds of people, plus, as we saw with the first, it can be tricky to coordinate the schedules of writer-director Michael Patrick King and the other three leading actresses, Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristin Davis. If the production has found a time that works, it probably makes the most sense to go ahead with filming. And if they shoot entirely in New York City, Sarah Jessica could see the kids during breaks in shooting.

Really, we see this whole thing as a win-win, freeing up SJP to continue showing movie studios that women do go to the movies, and giving Matthew a lot more time with his kids. Plenty of other showbiz parents trade off the primary caretaking responsibilities like Sarah Jessica and Matthew: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie schedule their movie shoots so that while one parent is working, one is staying with the kids, and Josh Duhamel said recently that he'd be happy to stay home with a baby while wife Fergie works with the Black Eyed Peas. Besides, men with babies? Hot.

Via Celebitchy. Photo courtesy of Bauer-Griffin.