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14 Celebrities’ Parents Who Didn’t Support Their Careers

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Growing up, the actor and his parents constantly butted heads over cultural and academic expectations. After graduating from his school of business, Simu became an accountant. This made his parents proud, but eight months later he was fired. He took the opportunity to pursue his acting career and his relationship with his family deteriorated.

It wasn’t until he landed his first major role Kim’s circumstances what they started repair their relationship. For his mother’s 60th birthday, Sim wrote his heartfelt eight-page letter. “It was the first time we had a serious discussion about these issues,” he said. people“We have admitted that we are flawed humans trying to do our best.”

Her parents were deeply upset when she dropped out of college to pursue her dreams.according to e-news!In an interview with W Magazine, Jennifer said Said“My mother and I butted heads. I didn’t want to go to college. I wanted to try dancing full time, so she and I took a break.”

“I started sleeping on the couch in the dance studio. I was homeless and I said to her, ‘This is what I have to do.'” Got to work. with living colorsI became a Fly Girl and moved to LA. It all happened in one year. ”

After graduating with a law degree from Oxford, she turned down an opportunity to study acting at the Drama Center London at a law firm. Her parents did not approve of this decision.Gemma and her father did not speak for several months. “I don’t come from a showbiz family, so I completely understand why they were afraid and angry,” Gemma said. Allure“We are not connected to anyone in this industry.”

“My father said to me, ‘No matter how good you are, how talented you are, you can’t find enough work.’ I have a job, but at that time there weren’t many Asian faces on the British stage or screen.

during an interview with Glamour“When I was 14,” she said, “when I told my parents I wanted to move to New York and become an actress, they were like, ‘Well, no. Obviously.’ No. I had already saved babysitting money. I was always a money freak. I didn’t know what I was doing, and I was like, ‘That’s what I’ve been doing.

“And they were like, ‘Well, we don’t want her to die. [So] my brother came with me. But they said, ‘You have to try it for the summer and then come back and finish school.’ My mother always wanted me to fail so she could go home. She really lost her daughter when she was 14. ”

Dwayne, the son of famous wrestler Rocky “Soulman” Johnson, who was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps, but his old man disapproved. today, Rock said, “There’s been the biggest fight between father and son about this. He’s like, ‘Look around. Look what I’ve got after all these years.’ I want more for you.” And I said And we fought and fought and fought. ”

It was Dwayne’s mother who finally intervened and changed his father’s mind. “Finally, after my mother said, ‘Let me talk for a minute. Let me talk, sir. Let me talk about how all this goes.'” I will train you.”

Daniel’s father was a doctor, and his parents wanted him to pursue the traditional career path of being a doctor, lawyer, or banker. It has been changed. “Something changed in me,” he said NBC News“So I took as many courses in acting as I could and pursued an independent major in acting at a local neighborhood college because my college didn’t have one.” When I joined places like Goldman Sachs and went back in time to Morgan Stanley, I ended up going to New York and acting.”

“The first few years were really hard,” he continued. “My parents were worried about me. At the time, the center of our conflict was that my son would not be able to make a living in his chosen profession and be unable to do all the things that a son could do.” You should be able to get married, have children, and support your parents when you’re older – something many Asian immigrant parents have for their children. It’s a vision.”

Daughter of minister parents, raised in a strict family, vanity fair She was not allowed to listen to secular music or say the words “Devil’s Egg”.She started out as a Christian singer, but she soon turned to pop, which her parents disapproved of. upset when she released “I Kissed A Girl.”During her sermon, her father Said The congregation said, “I kissed God—and I loved it!”

“Sometimes I think my parents grow up when my kids grow up,” Katie said. I don’t, and I don’t think they’re trying to change me, and we agree to disagree.”

during an interview with United States of America todayIn fact, her mom suddenly burst into tears and started sobbing.Kelly also said Guardian“My mother’s nightmare was me becoming a starving actress. She felt life was hard enough for you, as a woman, as a person of color. Why do you want this added struggle?” will you accept the

While attending UCLA, he started a theater company on campus, but his parents didn’t mind because it was “for fun”. “My mom actually worked at UCLA…and she had heard first-hand stories about how hard it was.” Said At a USC event. “And she showed me how impossible it was, especially as an Asian. And she was right. It was really hard.”

However, in hindsight, Randall is grateful for the financial support his parents provided. She said, “My parents never supported my career, but the way I look at it now, they really supported me while I pursued this career.

in an episode of howard stern showAfter one of Steve’s movie premieres, he and his parents went to dinner, where his mother asked his father about the film. I asked for his impression. His father simply said, “He’s not Charlie Chaplin.”After hosted by Steve saturday night live His father wrote a negative review of his son in the newsletter for the first time, SNL Appearances didn’t help Steve’s career.

Despite having an aunt, Julia Roberts, and a father, Eric Roberts, Emma revealed that her mother didn’t want her in the limelight. Ellie Canadasaid Emma.[My mom] I just didn’t want them to participate when I was young. When you come from families who are in the industry, they always say, “Let’s be doctors! Let’s be lawyers! But in the end, we want to be actors.”

in an episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live!she said, “I called my dad and told him I was quitting college and going to be a comedian. He was like, ‘Eddie Murphy? Eddie Murphy isn’t even Eddie Murphy. Diane, Pick up the phone and tell this girl that she’s not crazy.You’re not crazy!You’ve never made me laugh.Forever!”

“He didn’t support it. My friends thought I was crazy, but they really said, “Find a job.”

During an interview with Sunday Times style magazineshe said.


Finally, Ross Butler

When he moved to California to pursue acting rather than become an engineer, his mother did not support his decision. paper His mother viewed acting as “unstable and frivolous and not the way”. [he] can support [himself.]“They didn’t speak for several years. Is it okay?”

He hoped he would be allowed to grow up and pursue his creative endeavours. Choosing this path doesn’t seem too radical or extraordinary. Because if I had started earlier, I can’t speak to how history would have changed, but the transition might have been quicker.”

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