“Dominik was the first and she suffered more protectiveness from me than the others. She never had a key: she’d have to ring the bell when she came home after a date – I wanted to see what condition she was in,” the Ocean’s Eleven star tells Britain’s Sunday Times.
The protective papa adds that when Dominik did start bringing boys home he wanted them to “fear” him.
“She never had a steady boyfriend in school; I didn’t think it was healthy at that age… So I’d joke: ‘When a boy comes to pick you up it wasn’t my job to like them. It was my job to make them fear me. If they proved to be the love of your life, fine: otherwise they’d need to feel the wrath of the father.'”
Dominik, now an actress herself, backs up her dad’s tales, but says eventually she had to tell him to back off a bit!
“As a teenager I wasn’t allowed to do anything: I had a curfew; I wasn’t allowed a key to my house; I couldn’t have parties…. The first time I brought a serious boyfriend home I was in my twenties. I wanted to visit this boy in college and Dad said: ‘I don’t know… where are you sleeping? In a hotel?’ And I said: ‘No, I’m sleeping in his house. Look, I’m 23!'”