Sean Kent, the funny one on A&E’s new show Modern Dads, talks with Jason Moles about surviving cancer, being a step-dad and gender differences.
Jason Moles: Hey Sean, thanks for taking the time to answer a few questions for our readers. The show focuses on four stay-at-home-dads. How did you guys meet and were you all good friends before the show started?
SK: It’s working out great. I survived cancer twice and the chemo I went through during my bone marrow transplant made me completely sterile. So to find the love of my life in Rachel while she was single and raising super young kids was a fortunate thing for a guy like me indeed. In fact those kids are the greatest thing that ever happened to me.
If we were made out to be something we weren’t then people would sniff that BS out right away. But people have really latched on to the show and seem to root for us because they see us caring about about being good dads an supporting the women in our life. It reminds me of a Bill Cosby type vibe in a way, only there are four of us and Rick is the only one eating pudding pops.
SK: It wasn’t a statement. It was a joke. You could never in a million years represent all the fathers in America with one sentence. Are “modern dads” better fathers than fathers a generation ago? I think that’s a case by case situation. There have been good and bad fathers through every generation.