Celebrity Parents Father of Two Sam Claflin Is 'Always' Open to Having More Kids: My Goal Has Been to 'Be a Dad' Sam Claflin jokes to PEOPLE that he's "failing at" being "a cool dad" to his kids: a daughter he and wife Laura Haddock welcomed in January and son Pip, 2 By Jen Juneau Jen Juneau Twitter Jen Juneau is a digital news writer for PEOPLE since 2016. People Editorial Guidelines Published on June 1, 2018 04:00 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Sam Claflin‘s favorite role? Dad. The Adrift star stopped by the PEOPLE Now studios and revealed a little inside information about his family of four that includes wife Laura Haddock and their two children: a daughter they welcomed in mid-January and son Pip, 2. “Always,” says Claflin, 31, when asked if he’d be open to more kids in the future. “I grew up in a big family, my wife grew up in a big family.” “When I was asked what I wanted to be when I was older, when I was a kid, I never used to … specify a job. I just said, ‘I want to be a dad. I want to be a good dad, and I want to be a cool dad,’ ” he continues, adding jokingly with a laugh, “I’m failing at those parts!” Want all the latest pregnancy and birth announcements, plus celebrity mom blogs? Click here to get those and more in the PEOPLE Babies newsletter. Sam Claflin Sam Claflin and Laura Haddock Welcome a Daughter The English actor was away from his family for three months while filming Adrift in Fiji — an experience he reveals is “never gonna happen again.” “I genuinely was so terrified that [Pip] wouldn’t recognize me and have that horrible [feeling of], ‘He’s changed so much!’ ” says Claflin. “But in the airport, I just remember seeing him coming … and he saw me and he said, ‘Daddy!’ and he just ran.” “I just didn’t leave his side the whole time,” adds the proud dad. Ian West/PA Images/Getty Sam Claflin and Laura Haddock RELATED VIDEO: Me Before You Star Sam Claflin Reveals the Gender of His Baby While the star reveals that he and fellow actor Haddock, 32, felt like a family even before the arrival of their kids (largely thanks to their pup!), he can’t imagine life any other way now. “There’s a sentence that involved the word ‘children’ and not ‘child’ and I just went, ‘Oh, wow, it’s plural. There’s two of them.’ All of a sudden, we became a family,” says Claflin. “It’s amazing. I love it.” Adrift, also starring Shailene Woodley, opens Friday in theaters nationwide.