When asked if she would support her daughters becoming actors, Drew replied:
One hundred percent!”
When asked if she wanted them to start acting as children, like she did (Drew starred in ‘ET’ when she was just seven), she said:
Not even a little. Not until they’re 18. I know it sounds crazy, but I want them to be kids. But I would by no means poo-poo a thing I love so much!”
That makes sense :). Drew said she’s grateful for all of her experiences making her who she is today, but she doesn’t necessarily want the same thing for her daughters.
People ask in a weird way, ‘Would you let them be actors?!’ I’m like, ‘What are you insinuating, that acting is so horrible?’ What is it that you are saying?’ It’s wonderful, of course I would encourage it! They just have to be kids.
“I think I heard Meryl Streep say something like, ‘I let my kids be in school plays when they were teenagers.’ And I’m like, ‘Ooh, I don’t even know if that’s true but that sounds good.’ Whatever Meryl says.”
I think that’s a smart strategy. You can never get your childhood back, so it’s a time that should be enjoyed, and school plays are a great way to get exposure to acting without all the pressure of being in the business. What do you think?
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