Catherine Zeta-Jones, 51, reveals mini-me daughter Carys, 18, has a ‘passion’ for acting

Catherine Zeta-Jones has talked about how her daughter Carys Zeta Douglas wants to follow in her footsteps.

On Tuesday the Oscar-winning actress, 51, told Drew Barrymore than her mini-me is determined to get into acting, and even though she excels at history and politics, being in front of the camera is her passion.

She has even been warned by father Michael Douglas, whose dad is the recently passed Kirk Douglas, that if she pursues Hollywood she will always be referred to as ‘the daughter of.’

Will lightening strike twice? Catherine Zeta-Jones, right in 1992, has talked about how her daughter Carys, left, wants to follow in her footsteps. On Tuesday the actress told Drew Barrymore than her mini-me is determined to get into acting, and even though she excels at history and politics, being in front of the camera is her passion

Michael said not so fast: ‘Michael has said to them what it is like to be, “the daughter of” in the same industry, which I guess is similar if you are in business. If you are successful in business, your kids have, it’s not an easy way in,’ she said; seen in 2019

Catherine – who is currently starring on Prodigal Son – also said son Dylan Michael Douglas, 20, is also interested in being an actor, and she was honest with Drew about what her kids will face as she talked via Zoom with the star.

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‘Their love of the craft of acting is so strong that even when Michael, their brains they are doing politics and history in school, but their passion is acting,’ said the Zorro star.

‘And they’ve never done anything professional, but they would like to go into acting.

Not yet, but soon: ‘And they’ve never done anything professional, but they would like to go into acting,’ said the Casa Zeta-Jones designer

Drew listens: ‘And you know you come from a family where your name is synonymous, very much like Michael, very similar stories where you both had to be, “The kids of.”‘ Kirk was a massive star thanks to Spartacus when Michael got his star. Drew is the grandaughter of a major theater star

‘And you know you come from a family where your name is synonymous, very much like Michael, very similar stories where you both had to be, “The kids of.”‘ Kirk was a massive star thanks to Spartacus when Michael got his start.

But Catherine came up on her own in London. ‘I never had that I was like, “Audition? I am in. They don’t want me, I’ll just queue up around the corner and line up again,”‘ she joked. 

‘But my kids, Michael has said to them what it is like to be, “the daughter of” in the same industry, which I guess is similar if you are in business. If you are successful in business, your kids have, it’s not an easy way in, in fact one has to prove oneself more, so even with that deterrent my kids are like, “No, sorry we still want to do it.”‘

Yes, he too: Catherine also said son Dylan is also interested in being an actor, and she was honest with Drew about what her kids will face as she talked via Zoom with the star

The gang: Michael and Catherine with their kids Carys and Dylan in 2015 in London

‘And I’ve had a wonderful life being an actor and if they get half the joy that I’ve had. All I want is my kids to be happy and healthy, everything else is a bonus right,’ stated the Chicago star.

But first her daughter is going to college first before Hollywood. 

‘Yeah, it’s just so bizarre because Michael and I are just about to become empty nesters and that term for me is like so cold, “What do you mean empty nesters? They are not going anywhere, they are just going off to school,”‘ she said.

But she said it gives her joy to be an empty nester.

‘Because I see what both Michael and I have done and I’m not bragging, you never know as a parent what you are going to get. The best laid plans, whatever, it’s just two people come together and there is a creation and then you guide them. I had a mother who…who was a wonderful,’ she shared.

Off to school: But first her daughter is going to college. ‘Yeah, it’s just so bizarre because Michael and I are just about to become empty nesters and that term for me is like so cold, “What do you mean empty nesters? They are not going anywhere, they are just going off to school,”‘ she said

The Ocean’s 12 star then said: ‘With my children I tried to instill those qualities the best I could and both Michael and I the best, best joy is when we get complimented about our kid’s behavior and their manners and how they are just good two grounded kids.’

And Catherine also talked about her special bond with Michael. 

‘There’s something that really does connect us, even our handwriting. It’s like if we go to restaurants, well before Covid we used to go to restaurants, and if we were in a big long family or friends dinner it could be 20 people or 24 people, we always like to mix, we never like to next to each other when we go to dinner parties because we want to talk to other people and so if Michael is down one end of the table and I’m down the other you can guarantee we are ordering the same appetizer, main course and dessert’

Drew added, ‘It sounds like you are made for each other.’

She fought her way into fame: Philip Franks as Charley, Zeta-Jones as Mariette Larkins, Pam Ferris as Ma, David Jason as Pop Larkins  in The Darling Buds of May in 1992

Her new show: Catherine plays Dr Vivian Capshaw with Michael Sheen on Prodigal Son

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