Molly Ringwald: I Just Want My Kids To Be Kids

Celebrities that have successfully made the transition from child-star to adult actor all seem to have different takes on the subject once they have children of their own. Some are okay with it, while others, like Molly Ringwald, will not have it! The Pretty in Pink star revealed to OK Magazine, that she doesn’t worry too much about daughter Mathilda, 6, wanting to become an actor, saying, “Mathilda is very willful, headstrong and very intelligent, but so far she’s shown no interest in being onstage. I think she’s more of a behind-the-scenes person. That could change after college and all that. If she wants to do it, I would support her, but after college. Not as a child.”

The “Brat Pack” icon, who started out on the hit sitcom Diff’rent Strokes at age 11, adds, “I think that it’s hard having grown up in the business. I think it’s something I wouldn’t want for my own children. If they want to do it later, that’s great. But I think I just want them to be kids.”

Ringwald, 42, who also welcomed twins Adele and Roman with husband Panio Gianpolous eight-months ago, credits a solid family for helping steer her through her youth under the showbiz mircroscope saying, “I was fortunate to have a good family. My parents are still together. I have a brother and sister. Family, communication and time spent together was important. I think that that’s the best thing that anyone can have, whether they’re an actor or not. That’s what I want to have for my own family. Show business is very hard for anyone, but particularly for kids. I think without that strong family background, it’s very challenging.”

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