Chris Rock tells People.com that his daughters are hoping to some day become BFFs with the nation’s first daughters – 7-year-old Sasha and 10-year-old Malia Obama.
“His girls are a little older than mine,” said Rock about President-elect Barack Obama’s daughters. “My girls want a playdate. They look at the youngest and they’re like, ‘We can play with her, Daddy.’ We’ll see.”
Rock spoke to People.com Friday night while handing out toys at the East Side Settlement House in New York. He also read Pinkalicious at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan.
And reading the tale, about a girl who eats so many pink cupcakes that she wakes up with pink skin and hair, was a piece of cake. “It’s my daughter’s Zahra’s favorite book,” the actor said of his four-year-old.
As for his holiday plans, Rock, who also has a daughter, Lola, 6, looks forward to spending Christmas at his mom’s home in South Carolina now that he’s a family man.
“Christmas (as an adult) before I had my kids was so uneventful,” said Rock. “They were basically like, ‘Argh, I wish this Christmas thing would be over so I can get back to work.’ But now I love the ritual of it. I love the ‘are they asleep yet?’ I love playing Santa.”