[Blind Gossip] This daughter of two famous acting parents is going to try really, really hard to convince you that her newfound success is the result of her working really, really hard.
Word on the street is that she isn’t doing anything on her own!
[Her mother] is working everyone to get her a modeling contract and an acting gig (but not on her own movies so she can’t be accused of nepotism). It’s a full-court push.
Well, that certainly makes more sense than an average-looking teenager landing the September cover of a major magazine based on her own merits. So we hope you aren’t falling for that I-have-to-work-twice-as-hard-as-normal-people claim!
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[Optional] Name 1-3 actors/models/singers who hare succeeding mainly because of their famous family connection rather than their talent.
Parents: Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones
Actress Catherine Zeta Jones recently posed for the cover of Town & Country with Carys, her daughter by actor Michael Douglas.
From Town & Country:
Show Business Royalty Carys Zeta Douglas Is Ready for Her Close Up
The 15-year-old has style, manners, and the good sense to know how fortunate she is.
The third generation in a family of show business royalty—her parents are Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones—she has already captured the attention of the press after two fashion week appearances, one at Michael Kors, the other at Dolce & Gabbana, both in the company of her glamorous mother.
Working the step-and-repeat like a pro, she exuded the air of a young Emmy Rossum, delivering a well-placed pouty face here, a shy schoolgirl smile there, all of it documented by the fashion press. Was there a new It girl in the making?
Patrick McMullan, the society photographer who has been chronicling It girls for generations, thinks perhaps there was. Modern It girldom, he says, requires intuitive style, being new on the scene, raw physical beauty, a growing social media throng (Carys has 54,000 Instagram followers and counting), appearances at the “right places,” and a novel name.
Zeta-Jones (who is currently filming a dark comedy series for Facebook about a beauty pageant coach, called Queen America) was recently quoted as saying, “One thing I’m not is humble anymore. I’m sick of being humble. I really am. ‘So sorry I’m rich, so sorry I’m married to a movie star, so sorry I’m not-so-bad-looking.’ No sorrys. Enough.”
[Carys said,] “I think what bothers me the most is that people think I don’t work hard for it, that I don’t need to work hard for it. That anything I do gets handed to me. When, honestly, I feel like it’s the opposite. I feel I need to constantly prove myself to people—that I am not just my parents’ daughter.”
And, really, how many 15-year-olds authoritatively discuss Italian cinematography or read biographies of the maharaja of Jaipur? Carys does, all while building toward becoming a presence in her own right.
Oh, please. Carys is an average-looking teen whose famous parents are working very hard to make her a star! Look for her to land a part soon in someone’s film as a favor to her parents.
From Naughty Gossip:
Catherine Zeta Jones Is The New Kris Jenner – EXCLUSIVE
Step away, Kris Jenner, because we have a new pushy mother working to make her daughter famous – Kris, meet Catherine Zeta Jones.
“Catherine is determined to make her 15-year-old daughter, Carys Zeta Douglas, a star. This is why the mother-daughter duo appeared together on the cover of Town and Country magazine,” sources tell STRAIGHT SHUTER.
“Carys is an aspiring actress but her career hasn’t exactly been setting the world on fire. Her mother hopes that getting her daughter on the cover of magazines will help kick start her kids career. Catherine insisted that if the magazine wanted her to appear the cover then they would have to guarantee her daughter would be on it too. This mommy bear is going to use every bit of her fame and power to help her kid, and who can blame her. Kris Jenner better watch out. Catherine is just as ambitious as Kris and her daughter actually has a little talent.”
We look forward to seeing that “little talent.” And we don’t mean on Instagram…
Did you catch the clues in the original blind item? “Street” and “Falling” hinted at Michael Douglas’ hit films Wall Street, The Streets of San Francisco, and Falling Down.
Congratulations to Carrotcake for being first with the correct response and to Slantrhyme for working those clues!