I feel like there are few choices for “Hollywood legends” who end up having disappointing kids. Those legends can go the Tom Hanks route, and barely make any public statements one way or the other about their disappointing child (in this case, Chet Haze, the terrible rapper). They can go the Michael Douglas route, which is full-throated support – in this case, Michael stood by his son Cameron through prison and addiction. Martin Sheen did the same for Charlie Sheen too, even publicly applying some tough-love. So how will Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw react, long-term, to their daughter Mikaela’s choice to pursue a career in the adult-entertainment business? Mikaela claimed they were supportive, but Page Six says something else: Spielberg and Capshaw are quite concerned and “embarrassed.”
This week brought a Steven Spielberg blockbuster no one saw coming. On Wednesday, the director’s daughter Mikaela announced to the world that she is embarking on a film career of her own — as a porn star. The 23-year-old told The Sun about making solo sex videos that she posted on PornHub.com and how she is working to get licensed to become an exotic dancer in Nashville.
She’s now launched an account on the OnlyFans app, on which viewers can pay a $15 monthly subscription fee to watch her. Despite this, Mikaela said that her parents, Steven and his actress wife of 29 years, Kate Capshaw are “not upset” and even “intrigued” by her life choices.
A Spielberg source told The Post that, “As Mikaela said, Steven and Kate are nothing but supportive of her, as they are with all their children.”
But, according to a friend of the family, there’s more to it.
“Outwardly, Steven and Kate — who are the most evolved parents in the world and love their kids beyond all measure — have always been supportive of Mikaela and try to understand her,” said the family friend. “Obviously, though, they’re embarrassed by her sudden public admission of entry into the sex worker world… Nothing can hurt Steven Spielberg’s immaculate reputation, nor Kate’s, but they’re worried about how [Mikaela’s revelation] looks for their other kids, who are trying to be supportive but who are also embarrassed,” said the family friend. “This certainly isn’t how they were raised.”
“They’re worried about how [Mikaela’s revelation] looks for their other kids..” All of the Spielberg-Capshaw kids are actually legal adults at this point, for what it’s worth. Those “kids” aren’t minors who will be negatively influenced by Mikaela’s career choice. But the point of that is “how will Mikaela’s siblings find the right society with such a wayward black-sheep in the family?” Which is a gross question, in general. And we don’t even really know if Steven and Kate are truly embarrassed or if someone is just talking sh-t to Page Six, to be fair. Don’t get me wrong, I feel like Mikaela has other options too (better options) and I doubt her parents are pleased. But lord, this story is a mess and I guess I just wish that Steven and Kate could have found a way to help Mikaela before it came to this?
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