Mel Gibson on upcoming ninth baby: 'Oh sure, just one more'

By Wade Sheridan  |  Oct. 25, 2016 at 11:42 AM
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LOS ANGELES, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Mel Gibson isn't too worried about his girlfriend Rosalind Ross giving birth to a child next year as he has experience fathering eight other children.

"Oh, sure, just one more," Gibson joked when asked about his upcoming ninth child in a new interview with Extra alongside Andrew Garfield to promote their latest film, Hacksaw Ridge.

"I'm just there to catch," he continued before noting how he's too old now to get nervous about being a father once again.

"I think my adrenals are worn out so I don't even react anymore."

Gibson, 60, and Ross, 26 announced they were having a child together back in September after dating for two years.

Hacksaw Ridge which is directed by Gibson and stars Garfield as real life World War II Medal of Honor recipient Desmond Doss who refused to fire a weapon on religious grounds and saved 75 of his fellow soldiers, is set to arrive in theaters Nov. 4.

"[Desmond] transcends the ugliness of war in a situation that turns most men into animals... he gets to hone his higher self and do something really beautiful in the midst of that which is life-affirming," Gibson said to Extra of the Oscar hopeful.

The film marks a return for Gibson to the director's chair having previously gotten behind the camera for 1995's Braveheart, 2004's Passion of the Christ and 2006's Apocalypto.

As he mounts his Hollywood comeback, the filmmaker and actor has been chosen to receive the Hollywood Film Awards' Hollywood Director Award during an awards ceremony hosted by James Corden on Nov. 6.

Previous director's to accept the award include Tom Hooper, David O. Russell, Oliver Stone, Ron Howard and Martin Scorsese among others.

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