FATBOY SLIM has said that he plans to move into producing and become “less of a pop star” as his new son WOODY grows older.
Slim, aka Norman Cook, recently had his first child with wife Zoe Ball. Speaking in an interview in today’s Daily Telegraph newspaper (July 18), Slim said that he plans to “grow old gracefully” and move out of the public eye as Woody moves into his teenage years.
He said: “I always wanted to be able to make stupid noises for a living, and I’ll never lose my enthusiasm for it. I’m not really motivated by anything else. But I don’t want to be up there waving my arms around when I’m 50. When people ask what my ambition is, I say I want to grow old gracefully. That’s why I’m scaling things down, so I end up more of a producer and less of a pop star.
“We’ve got it all worked out. By the time (Woody is) a teenager, Zoe and I will be at a completely different stage in our careers – less in the public eye. That’s one of the good things about having a baby later in life. You’re so much more chilled.
“We’ve got this joke that he’ll say sarcastically: ‘Yes, Mum, once you were famous.’ So we’ll get all the cuttings out. But he still won’t be convinced. He’ll say: ‘You can knock pictures like that up on Photoshop.’ “