Catherine Zeta Jones and Michael Douglas have two children: Carys Zeta Douglas and Dylan Michael Douglas.
Carys looks so much like her mom that it's a little uncanny. The two recently appeared together as the cover attraction of an issue of Town & Country.
Take a look:
Carys is 15 and fully aware of who her parents are. But this was not always the case.
In the interview with Town & Country, Carys revealed that, when she was growing up, she had no idea what her dad, Michael Douglas, did for a living.
A pancake maker. Well, there are worse things to be.
"Michael Douglas’ daughter thought he was a pancake maker"/ I believe her. When I was little we moved around a lot. My mother used to say, "You go where the grapes grow," and I thought my dad was in produce.— Margo Howard✍️ (@Margoandhow) August 1, 2018
In 1976 my family spent the summer in Aspen, CO. We went on a breakfast trail ride to the top of a mountain. One of the gentlemen on the ride made pancakes for everyone in the shape of gingerbread men. That man was Kirk Douglas.— Helen Deitelzweig (@hsd1568) August 1, 2018
That last story would be pretty cool if it was real. Kirk Douglas is the first generation of the Douglas showbiz royal family.
My daughter once shared with her kindergarten class that her dad was a “meeter”. All because she used to hear us talk about how he had yet another meeting at work. 😂— Shiners (@mrsabad) August 1, 2018
My dad was a toll collector. When I was little, my family would talk about "Dad's bridge" --so I thought he owned it. Lol— MMad (@jetpackmom) August 1, 2018
My dad talked about taking the train a lot when I was very young. I thought he was a conductor... 😅— oOoMellieoOo (@oOoMellieoOo) August 1, 2018
My dad worked for a drug store and a kid at school told me that only evil criminals sold drugs and my dad was gonna go to jail and I'd never see him again and I cried— Jenny 🔥 #KeepPounding (@ncsujen) August 1, 2018
Kids' misconceptions are some of the funnest stories to re-tell as adults. They're such innocent assumptions and so cute to think about.
When I was a kid, and getting ready for back to school, my dad told me he was also going to be a student. I thought he was going to 4th grade. (He was a chemist at FDA & they sent him to GWU for his doctorate)— Marjorie Stout (@blitzstout) August 1, 2018
My folks told me my grandfather was a pearl diver before the war- it was years before I found out that meant he was a dish washer.— Perky Rusalka (@perkyrusalka) August 1, 2018
I thought my dad laid on his side when he would do a weekend “side job” 🤣🤣🤣— Grapefruit Soda (@harmoniouslee) August 2, 2018
my dad manages a company that transports canola from farmers to companies. he was always out late loading trains and i assumed he cleaned trains - specifically that he cleaned spilled spaghetti 🤷🏻♀️😂— aud stefan (@audstefan) August 1, 2018
Carys says that growing up, she was shaken by the way the world treated her and her family due to their fame.
Of her family's fame Carys said:
I hated it. I used to get really upset. [The Paparazzi] would jump on the subway and sit right in front of me. I was, like, six. I was confused. That’s when I knew, ‘If this is going to be what it’s like, I need to focus on who I really am, and this is going to be something that’s just going to happen, and I can’t do anything about it.’
My dad worked in hr and I frequently overheard him talking about firing people. I thought he was some sort of wizard that killed people with fire. Was super disappointed to learn that was not the case.— Allison (@LeKappy) August 2, 2018
About her upbringing Carys said:
My parents do a really good job of reality-checking me and being like, ‘Look around you. The life you have is extraordinary.’
And if Michael Douglas really was a pancake maker, we bet he would be an extraordinary one.
I thought my dad was a “Alpha Bet Soup & Grill Cheese Maker”— Sunshine Girl (@Succeedin2) August 1, 2018