Max Greenfield Opens Up About Being A Dad

Just in time for Father's Day, Max Greenfield has gotten candid about fatherhood—and it's for a great cause!

In an Us Weekly exclusive, the New Girl star talked about what it's like being a dad to Lilly, 6, and Ozzie, 1, and what he thinks is the best way to celebrate Father's Day. 

"It's such a hard thing to articulate. It just takes the focus off of you and puts it onto your children, who you love more than you would ever think you were capable of loving," he said. "I feel like you don't realize what it means to be a parent until you become a parent of your own." 

The actor disclosed, "Then you feel this tremendous guilt and have this urge to apologize to your father. You just don't realize what you're doing to your parents in every aspect of life."

And Greenfield's not ashamed to admit he's often turned to his own father for parenting advice. "I think you definitely encounter moments where you think to yourself, 'How do I do this?' Then you kind of figure out what is the right way."

As expressed in his interview, the 36-year-old has partnered with the light beer Michelob ULTRA and the GOOD+ Foundation to encourage people to celebrate Father's Day in a charitable way. As described on its website, the foundation works to provide "low-income parents with essential tools — cribs, car seats, strollers, diapers — to maintain the health and safety of their children."

Greenfield revealed, "They came to me with this ULTRA dad concept, which was so great and so relevant to Father's Day. Just talking about what it means to be a dad, it ended up being an incredible opportunity."

How does it work? The actor explained, "For each person who shares their own story or posts their own moment with their father on Father's Day and uses the hashtag 'ULTRAdad,' Michelob ULTRA is going to donate $1 to the GOOD+ Foundation's Fatherhood Program. It's an incredible cause and such a nice way to celebrate Father's Day."