Michael Douglas fully anticipates his children will continue his family’s acting dynasty.
The Wall Street star has three children, adult son Cameron with ex-wife Diandra Luker, as well as 18-year-old son Dylan and daughter Carys, 15, by his current spouse, Welsh actress Catherine Zeta-Jones.
Michael, whose centenarian father Kirk was one of the biggest stars of Hollywood’s Golden Age, has now shared that all of his kids have decided to follow him into the family profession, and his two youngest are going to be excellent guardians of the Douglas acting legacy.
“My three kids, Cameron, Dylan and Carys, all want to be actors, as well as my niece Kelsey,” he told Britain’s Daily Express newspaper. “I think this sense of immortality and the continuity of generations going on is kind of special.”
The actor expects big things of his two youngest, and he thinks his daughter has a big career as a musician as well as an actress.
“Dylan and Carys have been great students,” the 74-year-old gushed. “Dylan is off to college now and Carys has a big career ahead of her. She’s a wonderful singer, plays the piano and is very pretty. I think you might be hearing from her sooner than you expected.”
Cameron initially pursued acting, and even teamed up with his dad and granddad in 2003’s It Runs in the Family, but his career was derailed by drug problems that led to him spending seven years in prison before his release in 2016.
However, in the chat, Michael revealed that his eldest son, who gave him his first grandchild – a girl named Lua in 2017 – is now “doing great”.
The 40-year-old recently landed his first post-prison role, in the short thriller Dead Layer.
The Tinseltown veteran has had few problems with his daughter though, who he dotes on as she rarely causes him to worry.
“I had to laugh the other day when she (Carys) called – this is how sweet she is – and wanted to make sure it was OK to go on a date after school with a guy who is 17 and has a car,” he explained. “I said it was OK and she said, ‘I will catch the six o’clock bus home.’ That’s not bad. School gets out at 3:30 and she’s going to get the six o’clock bus home? God bless her. That’s how good she is.”