Michael Douglas admits to having put career ahead of family

09/18/2007 at 11:56 PM ET
Douglas_7_cbb_3_2In his new film King of California, Michael Douglas plays a neglectful, not to mention mentally unstable, father, and the actor admits the former label rang true for him a little bit in regards to his oldest son Cameron, now 28, with ex-wife Diandra.
I certainly connected with the idea that your career can become all-important. I was aggressively pursing my career and that was my first priority, and I think my older son, Cameron, who’s 28 now, probably didn’t get the benefit of having me around that my two younger kids have. Now, I’ve sort of changed my priorities.
Claiming to have "settled down," the 62-year-old says family is definitely his main concern now and he has no problem staying at home with Dylan, 7, and Carys, 4, while Catherine Zeta-Jones continues to act.

I also don’t mind being Mr. Mom. My wife is 25 years younger, and in the prime of her career, and I’m happy to give her as much space and time as she needs, especially as talented as she is.

Source: Parade


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Campbell on

Ahhh.. the beauty of wisdom. I’d bet that Cameron appreciates his dad’s acknowledgement and thought-fullness on this.

essie on

Michael isn’t getting that many offers these days so it’s easy for him to be a happy stay at home dad!!!