[Blind Gossip] You hear all the time about celebrity parents who do everything to ensure that their child becomes part of Hollywood. Whether it’s calling in favors or casting the child in their own projects, they go to great lengths to make their child a star, regardless of whether the child is talented or motivated.
This parent is the opposite. He is an award-winning, over-40 actor who has given many great performances over the years.
One of his children wants to be a professional actor. However, rather than easing their path, our actor is actually making it tough on them. He lets the kid go on auditions… but calls producers and casting agents and asks them to reject the child. His rationale behind this?
I’m not raising entitled brats here. I don’t want them growing up to be a Gwyneth Paltrow or one of those Smith kids. You know… one of those people who was born on third base but acts like they hit a home run? All entitlement and no talent.
This is a brutal business. I’m not going to make it easy for them. Let ’em learn how to deal with rejection. Let ’em learn how to come back stronger. If they still want to do this by the time they are an adult, at least they will have earned it.
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