Olivia Wilde's child loves the music from "Moana," Disney's animated story about the brave, strong-willed daughter of a Polynesian chief who sets out on a great adventure.
And if her son, Otis, wants to think of himself as Moana as he sings, so be it, Wilde tells People, because she's not going to push either of her two little ones into gender-specific roles.
Otis "loves Moana, obviously, and when he thinks about Moana, he thinks of himself as Moana," she told the magazine. "I love hearing him sing … it’s the best when you can watch them singing in the backseat of your car, and he’s just like, ‘I wish I could be the perfect daughter!’ And he’s just belting it out."
Otis, who turns 4 on Friday, is older brother to 18-month-old Daisy, Wilde's children with KC's Jason Sudeikis. The two have been engaged since 2013. Their son is named after one of Wilde's favorite singers, Otis Redding.
That whole "pink is for girls, blue is boys" thing doesn't work for Wilde or her children, who don't yet assign gender to colors or activities — like belting out the "Moana" theme song. She hopes they stay that way for as long as they can.
"That’s so great because at a certain age he’s going to be like, ‘Well, I can’t, that’s …' you know, and he still doesn’t judge things like pink, or dance or gymnastics. These aren’t things that are gender-specific yet.
“I don’t know why at a certain point we tell them that’s for boys and that’s for girls, but I’m going to do my best to not force that delineation."
Apparently "Moana" isn't the only music that Otis is into these days.
His dad told Ellen DeGeneres last week that Otis is also in a Michael Jackson phase right now, especially obsessed with watching Michael and his sister, Janet, in their "Scream" music video.
DeGeneres gave Sudeikis matching costumes, similar to the ones Michael and Janet wore in the video, for his kids.