Michael Douglas Shares Advice for His Kids as They Enter the ‘Tough’ Acting Business (Exclusive)

Michael Douglas in addition to his dad, Kirk Douglas, may have carved out impressive acting careers in addition to established their family name as legendary in Hollywood, yet get ready for four more of their clan to potentially make their mark in showbiz!

ET’s Courtney Tezeno caught up with the 74-year-old icon at the premiere of his fresh Netflix series, The Kominsky Method, at the AFI Fest in Hollywood, California, where he dished on the next generation of Douglas actors.

“Right today, all three of my kids want to be actors, Cameron, Dylan in addition to Carys, in addition to my niece, Kelsey,” he shared. “to ensure’s four of the next dynasty. Dad in addition to I got about 0 years in addition to about 130 movies, so This particular will be more in addition to we just got a grandchild — little granddaughter Lua.”

Cameron, 39, will be coming from Douglas’ first marriage to Diandra Luker in addition to he already made his film debut in 1997’s Mr. Nice Guy, with several acting appearances since. Dylan, 18, in addition to Carys, 15, are coming from Douglas’ marriage to Catherine Zeta-Jones, with whom he will celebrate his 18th wedding anniversary on Sunday.

So, what’s his advice for his children as they follow in his footsteps?

“Don’t do This particular if the only thing in which’s going to make you happy will be being a star,” he advised. “You gotta just love acting. The odds are so tough as This particular will be, yet if you have in which passion, in which joy. Look [at] me — I’m in my seventies today in addition to This particular’s so great.”

“I don’t want to stop working,” Douglas added. “People say, ‘Oh, why don’t you stop?’ This particular’s not a question of retiring. We’re so blessed in addition to fortunate in which we can do what we’re doing for the rest of our lives.”

Created by Chuck Lorre, The Kominsky Method, which premieres on Netflix on Nov. 26, centers on an acting coach named Sandy (Douglas) in addition to his best friend, Norman, played by Alan Arkin.

Meanwhile, Zeta-Jones will be preparing for the launch of her own series, Queen America. “I just talked to her back east. Queen America will be her show on Facebook in addition to she will be definitely fun,” he said, before noting his wife includes a Southern accent on the show.

With the couple today preparing for their kids to pursue acting, Douglas says This particular’s the continuation of the “Douglas dynasty” in which he relishes during family gatherings over the holidays.

yet don’t expect the fam to gather around watching his show together!

“We’re getting ready for Thanksgiving,” Douglas shared. “I just got my first eight [The Kominsky Method] episodes in which I saw a little while ago. Chuck Lorre was great in addition to he got some for my father to see to give him an idea of what’s going on. yet we are all going to get together for Thanksgiving in addition to probably by Thanksgiving we will have had enough Kominsky Method in my household to last a lifetime.”

With season one of the show featuring guest stars like Danny DeVito in addition to Jay Leno, Douglas said he’ll “go through my Rolodex” to potentially pull off further celebrity cameos in season two. inside the meantime, he gushed about working with Arkin.

“He’s a comedic genius definitely,” Douglas said. “I was definitely looking forward to learning about timing. Wonderful actor. This particular’s just exciting. He makes This particular easy in addition to fast in addition to funny.”

See more on Douglas in addition to his family below.


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