With Michael Douglas as your father and Catherine Zeta-Jones as your mother, plus veteran actor Kirk Douglas as your grandfather, it's no surprise that Carys and Dylan Douglas want to go into showbusiness. Proud mum Catherine has opened up about her teenage children, saying they certainly have the talent and the drive to pursue a career in Hollywood.
When asked if her kids were interested in following in her footsteps, Catherine, 47, told chat show host Jimmy Kimmel: "They are, they are. I know it's going to be hard for them because they've got their grandfather Kirk, they've got me, they have Michael, but they so inherently love it." She added: "They're good. They go to summer camp every year, they do three musicals and straight plays, they love it. I've had a wonderful life in this business so I only – if they want to do it, they know the hardships and the percentages of who makes it and who doesn't. So I just think that they've got – they've got the talent and I know that they have the drive."
Catherine and her husband Michael married in 2000, three months after welcoming their son Dylan. Catherine was heavily pregnant with their second child, daughter Carys, when she attended the Oscars in 2003. Recalling the glittering awards night, the actress said: "It was ten days before I gave birth to our daughter Carys. It was a special night. Oh I let her know, 'Baby, I carried you around.'"
The Mask of Zorro star, who is set to play Hollywood screen icon Olivia de Havilland in new series Feud, often shares photos of her family on Instagram. A recent snap showed a throwback photo collage of Dylan and Carys as youngsters, and the teenagers in present day. The photo was testament to the siblings' close bond and Catherine sweetly captioned it: "Best friends then and now. #wearefamily."
"They've got the talent and I know that they have the drive," said Catherine
She also regularly posts photos of her latest sewing projects that involve her favourite material, lace. On Jimmy Kimmel Live, Catherine revealed: "My dad owned a candy factory and my mother was a seamstress so I was brought up with her sticking me with pins for costumes." She added: "They were supportive, very supportive."