By peoplestaff225
Updated January 23, 2009 08:00 PM

While Brendan Fraser may have swooning fans rushing to see his movies on the big screen, the actor admits that his three sons — Griffin Arthur, 6, Holden Fletcher, 4, and Leland Francis, 2 ½ — aren’t the least bit impressed by his celebrity status! Despite the proud papa’s strategy to tell his kids he “defeats bad guys,” Brendan laughs that, these days, “to tell you the truth,” they are captivated by none other than Sponge Bob Squarepants. However, the 40-year-old holds no hard feelings for the obvious favoritism shown by his sons, revealing he himself has nothing but respect for the character. “Now wait a minute, don’t be banging on Sponge Bob. He may wear square pants, but he lives in a pineapple under the sea,” teases Brendan, who notes that, in his favor, his children’s lack of interest in his job may be attributed to the fact that they “have seen very few of the films I’ve been in. I don’t know if they understand or are really interested in what I do.”

The threesome aren’t completely unaware of Brendan’s movies however, as he admits that they managed to catch a few commercials of Journey “in between Sponge Bob.” Their curiosity was short-lived, however, as Brendan explains that their attention was quickly drawn to the following toy advertisement.

Although Brendan’s list of costars may be impressive to most, the actor jokes that his boys show no interest in rubbing elbows with the stars, unless of course he is featured in a Sponge Bob film! “I think if I do do that and they learn that I was and I didn’t introduce them to Sponge Bob, they’ll probably never speak to me again.”

The boys are Brendan’s with estranged wife Afton Smith.

Source: Movies Online