Glenn Close says she'd love for her daughter to act

03/25/2008 at 08:55 AM ET

Although her daughter Annie is currently at Hamilton College in upstate New York pursuing a degree in art history, actress Glenn Close says she hasn’t given up hope that she’ll someday share a soundstage with the 19-year-old.  Her own experience as an actress has been so positive, Glenn says, that she struggles to comprehend how or why other moms in the industry dissuade their children from the profession.

I’ve never been able to understand why some people do something for their whole life and then decide that they don’t want their kids to do it. I’ve had a fantastic life in this industry. I can’t think of a more exciting thing for my daughter to do.

Glenn, 61, went on to tell OK! that "I don’t know if [Annie] will [act] but I can’t think of a better profession."  Annie is Glenn’s only child. 

Source:  OK!

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Mia on

I’m glad to hear of at least one actress who would not mind there children acting. Actors come off a hypocritical and controlling when they say that. I can understand if you hear actors complain about their job but they often talk about how much they love it. I can understand trying to keep your kids out of certain professions such as prostitution but what’s wrong with acting. The paparazzi or media should not be a factor because their are so many actors that live their lives uninterrupted by the paps. I know show business it though but parents (celebs included) should know that what does not kill you makes you stronger.

Laura AS1 on

What a great philosophy she has. Kudos to her and good luck to Annie in whatever career she chooses.

Roy Podorson on

What a warm and wonderful person Glen Close is.
I discovered this by research as I represent the Delaware Press Association and am going to the Common Wealth Awards in Wilmington Delaware where Glen Close has received an honor for world-class achievers to be honored for their work. She for dramatic arts- I would love to see her daughter act she has a great mother.

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