Washington, Sept 5 : Despite having three kids of his own, Colin Firth finds small children "loathsome."
The 'Mamma Mia! star' has two sons with his wife Livia Giuggioli; Luca, seven, and Matteo, five, - as well as an 18-year-old son, William, with ex-girlfriend Meg Tilly.
However, Firth admits that he sometimes struggles to be affectionate with certain children - because they can be so annoying.
"I don't always love kids. Sometimes I absolutely loath them," Contactmusic quoted him, as saying.
"Children are just people who haven't lived very long yet.
"I'm predisposed to be affectionate if someone's smaller, but if they're loathsome in the first five minutes they're loathsome," he added.