In “New in Town,” Harry Connick Jr. played a single dad with a tween daughter who threatened her first-time date. But in real life, Connick Jr. — who has three girls with wife Jill Goodacre — sees no need to intimidate the boyfriend of his eldest daughter, Georgia, 12.
“I know he’s a good kid and I know that his family’s a good family, so that definitely helps,” he said. “And he’s got manners … The last thing I want to do is embarrass my kid or embarrass the boy.”
Connick Jr., a New Orleans native, will be there tonight for the Orpheus parade and the glitzy ball that will follow.
Also slated to participate in the Orpheus festivities are Jim Belushi, Bryan Batt from AMC’s award-winning “Mad Men,” comedian Joan Rivers and the cast of Comedy Contrail’s “Reno 911.”