His Blindness director spills the beans, says he's "really looking forward to it"

By Lesley Messer
Updated September 08, 2008 03:35 PM
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Gael Garcia Bernal and Argentinean actress Dolores Fonzi are expecting a boy, PEOPLE has confirmed.

The actor declined to discuss the gender of his baby on the red carpet at the Toronto Film Festival Saturday night, but his Blindness director Fernando Meirelles couldn’t contain himself.

“It’s a chico! A boy!” he gleefully told PEOPLE. “I was talking to him about [the baby] today and he’s so excited. He said he’s had time to prepare and he’s really looking forward to it.”

While his rep confirmed, Bernal didn’t elaborate on having a boy, but did share his reaction to hearing the news about his impending fatherhood.

“Like everyone’s reaction,” he said. “Happiness!”