Michael Douglas Put Career Ahead Of FatherhoodLisa Estall
In the new issue of Vanity Fair, Michael Douglas opens up about fatherhood and dealing with a son who is facing prison. His oldest son Cameron might get a ten year sentence for selling drugs. Does he blame himself?
Reflecting about growing up as a child to a movie star himself, the actor reveals, “My priorities were very similar [to my father’s]. Career first.”
Now married to Catherina Zeta-Jones, he’s getting a new chance at being a dad. The actress says in the interview that they are determined their children, Dylan, 9, and Carys, 6, do not get raised by nannies. She reveals, “they need to have a consistency and schedule in their life just like every other kid. They need to form friendships, turn up on their out-of-school curriculum, do their Scouts, and their ballet, and their hip-hop.”
She adds, “I’m sure if he could breast-feed, he would have. He has more time to spend with them and to focus on them.”
It must be rough for Michael to see his son Cameron in such deep trouble. Hopefully the sentence won’t be as brutal and he’ll have a second chance.