Not many dads take their babies to work, but Robson Green is proudly showing off 7 month old Taylor on the SHE shoot: "I want him to know who I am, where I am and what I am. My own father worked so hard that I hardly saw him. As a kid, I barely knew him. I won't let that happen with me and Taylor."
Robson Green is a successful man with principles - a hard working miner's son from Newcastle who's currently flavour of the month in Hollywood, where he's been having a series of meetings with movie producers.
"We've just got back," he says. "I took Vanya and Taylor - I want him to start seeing the world now. he loves meeting people - he's always smiling, despite the fact that he wakes up every two hours in the night..."
There's nothing in the trademark blue eyes, wiry frame and cheerful demeanour of Britain's most bankable TV star to suggest tiredness. Like most parents, Robson Green is just getting on with life. "Hell, they're only babies once," he says.
"But I know I'm soft, I'll always go to him. Vanya's much tougher than me." Green, 35, and Seager, 45, got together after the breakdown of the star's eight year marriage to first wife Alison.
Seager worked at his old record company (remember the number one singles with Soldier Soldier partner Jerome Flynn?) and they remained good friends when Robson ended his music career. After his divorce, they met for a drink and their relationship developed. Taylor was born last April - now they travel everywhere together.
"I'm very involved with Taylor. I change his nappy all the time. Vanya bought me a Rupert Bear before he was born and said, 'Practice on that.' So I did, although it was no rehearsal really. I mean, what colour is the stuff that comes out of them? I'm going 'What the hell have you been eating, son?' God, it's f*****g Windscale stuff at times."
It's all in earnest. Even though he can descend into broad Geordie at the drop of a hat, turn the air blue in seconds and have the whole camera crew in stitches, on the record Green never says a word he doesn't mean.
That's why his trip to Hollywood didn't turn his head, although he met people like Bruce Willis and Exorcist director William Friedkin. "It was fantastic. They're my idols, yet they love my work. I saw a lot of other people, too, who had loads of plans for me but nothing concrete. It was like, 'Come on over - we'll find something great for ya.' I'd say, 'What exactly?' and they'd say, 'Oh, you know, something. Just c'mon over.'
"But I've got a wonderful home life here, a good business. I might go over there for one great project, but I'll tell you something. I was on a film set chatting to Billy Bob Thornton. He pointed to one of the extras and said, 'He was the next big thing a year ago. Now he's on the extras bench.' It's a lesson I'm not willing to learn just yet."
Green's Hollywood appeal stems from the power base he owns in the form of Newcastle based Coastal Productions, which produces most of his stylish, prime-time dramas. It's a mix of artistic talent and business savvy most Hollywood stars would kill for.
Actors like Bruce Willis are constantly on the hunt for quality material, yet Robson Green has it on tap. "We've got fantastic writers," says his business partner Sandra jobbing (once Green's bank manager and the only one who'd give him a mortgage in the early days, after which he offered her a job). "That's the key to our success. Robson knows his material, he knows what works."
At 5ft 9in (taller than he looks on TV), Green's direct gaze betrays a confidence that makes him friendly and generous. He's chatting to everyone, pulling faces at his baby and really trying to give the SHE photographer what he wants.
Charming and good-looking in equal parts, Robson Green (surnames as first names are a family tradition - his dad is also called Robson) is the cheeky Northern lad who gets the girls.
"He reminds me of those blokes who work on the waltzer at the fair," says one SHE starter, and it's true. From a female perspective, he's got trouble stamped all over him. He probably wouldn't wait until the third date, but he'd be so accomplished at button-pushing you wouldn't care.
Sex appeal, however, is a secondary concern to this actor who genuinely loves his work.
"I can tell you this. Before I appeared on the telly, I never attracted any interest from women. Afterwards, wey-hey! I don't use it now, but I did when I was younger. Because they weren't f*****g queuing up when I was working in the shipyards - d'you know what I mean?"
During his marriage, the tabloids dogged Green with stories of on-set flings with co-stars or production assistants. "Whether women like me or not, I don't encourage it. I'm just interested in the character I'm playing," he shrugs.
"The press'll pick on anything. Hell, I've been called the worst actor in the world, had my performances battered in the press. I went through a lot during the breakdown of my marriage; the tabloids are just looking out for gossip. In the past, I worked too hard and friendships were sacrificed and lost. I was ruthlessly ambitious, my marriage failed - I was just too selfish. When I talk to the papers, they're not really listening. We're talking about relationships now, but they wouldn't be interested. Yet it's what's interesting about my character Jack in the new series, Take Me. He's always tried to do the right thing, but always gets kicked in the teeth."
There's more than a hint of empathy in the star for his character in Take Me, due on TV in April. It's Green's raunchiest turn yet. Set against a world of high finance and wife-swapping, it's a departure from his usual tough-but-good guys.
"I play a darker character. He's very destructive. He descends into chaos, and he'll do anything to survive. But to the outside world, he carries on exactly the same. I'm really interested in that - the persona we present to the world, despite the bloody chaos inside."
If there is any chaos inside Robson Green, he's hiding it well. Apart from the usual working-class-made-good angst about losing it all tomorrow, he seems well adjusted to success. Fun is high on his agenda - whatever his interest in human relationships, he's an action man at heart.
"I love action.' he laughs out loud. "Yeah, I love doing car stunts. I love driving like a f*****g lunatic. I'm looking at a new project right now that's pretty much all action - hardly any dialogue. Ye-e-e-s!" He punches the air like a man whose team has just won the FA Cup.
Although his company produced Take Me, there's little of the control freak about Green. The temptation must be to ensure he looks fabulous on screen, but he doesn't push it. Quite the opposite.
"I trust the director and crew to get the best shot. I don't care about how I look. I might think, 'Man, what the f*** were you thinking, wearing that shirt?' but I don't really care. If you're looking at the guy's hairstyle or clothes, you're not with him on his journey, are you? You can have the worst hair - as long as the audience is prepared to follow wherever the character goes, it doesn't matter. That's the magic."
Coastal Productions also runs an acting school in Newcastle for 350 youngsters, and Green teaches evening classes when he can. His work ethic runs deep, as does the desire to put something back into the business that's given him so much. Celebrity status is pretty irrelevant to him.
"Being a celebrity doesn't impress me at all. I made a big mistake a few years ago and went to An Audience With Freddie Starr. It was miserable - people were there just for the sake of being on TV. It was sick."
He does admire a few celebs, however, and would star with Dawn French over Madonna any day.
"I love Dawn. Everything she's done has been amazing. And she had to endure all that stuff in the press (sensationalised tales about her husband, Lenny Henry, inviting a 'mystery blonde' up to his hotel room), but you think, who gives a shit? Her work stands up. Steve (Tompkinson, Green's co-star in Grafters) knows her and Lenny, and she asked him if he could get her my autograph. So I signed a photo for her, 'To Dawn, with a passion that knows no shame, love Robson.'
Despite several exciting projects on the boil, including a drama he's produced starring Tompkinson and Dervla Kirvvan and a few more leading roles for himself, relationships are where Robson Green is at right now.
"My home life means everything to me. Going out with friends, just being with Vanya, Taylor and Lara (Seager's daughter by a previous relationship) is everything to me. It sounds cheesy, but waking up in the morning and seeing their faces still gives me the biggest thrill of all."