With the recent news that Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith‘s daughter Dakota Johnson, 23, will star as Anastasia Steele in the much anticipated film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey, we’re taking a look at five celebrities and their very own rising stars.
If you were in show business, would you want your children to follow in your footsteps? Check out which celeb parents have encouraged their children to enter the wild world of fame and fortune.
◦ Melanie Griffith:
Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson’s daughter Dakota Johnson, 23, followed family tradition by becoming an actress.
Her grandmother, Tippi Hedren, was one of Hitchcock’s cool blondes and starred in Marnie and The Birds, and her mom was nominated for an Academy Award for her performance in Working Girl.
And just like her famous mom, Dakota was a Miss Golden Globe.
But on Monday, author E L James Tweeted, “I am delighted to let you know that the lovely Dakota Johnson has agreed to be our Anastasia in the film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey.”
Dakota is a model-turned-actress who has been seen in The Social Network and the short-lived sitcom Ben and Kate.
◦ Andie MacDowell:
St. Elmo’s Fire actress Andie MacDowell and ex-husband Paul Qualley are parents to three kids: Justin, 27, Rainey, 24, and Sarah Margaret, 18.
While Justin lives in Montana and training to be an English teacher, her two daughters are breaking into the business.
The youngest – just known as Margaret – is a model.
“Wherever she ends up, I know I’ll never have to worry about her,” Andiesaid of her youngest child. “I let her move to New York City alone aged 16, because I knew it was right for her. She’s just a really good kid. I think it’s partly the discipline from dancing and partly her personality, but I’ve never had to tell her to do her homework and never had to worry about her getting in trouble.”
She added: “She’s so reliable and motivated. She’s really got her head screwed on.”
Meanwhile, Rainey bestowed the title of Miss Golden Globe in 2012, and has starred in Mighty Fine,Falcon Song and Mothers Day.
◦ Will Smith:
Jaden costarred with his father in The Pursuit of Happyness, appeared alongside Keanu Reeves in The Day the Earth Stood Still, and starred in the remake of the Karate Kid. Willow made her acting debut alongside her papa in I Am Legend and later lit up the big screen in Kit Kittredge: An American Girl.
So what does Will think of his kids entering the family business?
“She has a drive. She has an energy and she just connects to human emotion,” Will said of his daughter. “I think a big part was probably [seeing] Jaden after The Pursuit of Happyness. She saw what Jaden did, and she was like, ‘I want that,’” Will added. “Jaden is [like] Johnny Depp. He just wants to do good work . . . He loves acting, he just wants to make good movies,” Will said and joked, “and Willow is Paris Hilton. Willow wants to be on TV.”