Vanessa Redgrave - Vanessa Redgrave Encouraging Late Daughter's Sons To Take Up Acting

Veteran actress Vanessa Redgrave is encouraging her late daughter Natasha Richardson's sons to take up acting, but the boys are not interested in a screen career, according to their father Liam Neeson.

The proud grandmother wants her teenage grandsons Michael and Daniel to follow in their famous family's footsteps, but Neeson, who was married to Richardson until her death in 2009, is relieved they do not want a career in the spotlight.

He tells Britain's Sunday Telegraph, "My mother-in-law is encouraging them, but that's mothers-in-law, isn't it? (They have shown no interest) in that direction. I'm kind of relieved because I think if you're the son or daughter of a successful actor it's a double pressure because so much more is expected of you.

"And you know, for every successful actor or actress, there are so many others who aren't successful. When it comes down to it, the name of the game is really about rejection. It happens all the time. You go for an interview for a part and you're rejected for all sorts of things - you're too tall, or too Irish...

"It is a hard process to go through and I don't want my kids to have to feel that. It may come later, but I'm not actively encouraging it."


Contactmusic

Tags: Vanessa Redgrave - Natasha Richardson - Liam Neeson


Editors Recommendations

MS MR Admit They're 'Natural Performers' As They Enjoy 2014's Festival Season

Some bands are worth getting excited about and, with the festival season well under way...

MS MR Admit They're 'Natural Performers' As They Enjoy 2014's Festival Season

Miley Cyrus Forced To Cancel More 'Bangerz' Tour Dates As She Remains Hospitalized

Miley Cyrus is still receiving hospital treatment for "severe allergic reaction...

Miley Cyrus Forced To Cancel More 'Bangerz' Tour Dates As She Remains Hospitalized

Peaches Geldof Will Be Laid To Rest In Same Church As Late Mother

Peaches Geldof, who suddenly died at the beginning of this month (April 7th)...

Peaches Geldof Will Be Laid To Rest In Same Church As Late Mother

Gwen Stefani To Step In For Christina Aguilera On "The Voice"

We never would have pegged Gwen Stefani as the reality talent panelist type...

Gwen Stefani To Step In For Christina Aguilera On

Bryan Singer Announces Alibi, But It Won't Help "X-Men" Marketing

As X-Men director Bryan Singer is gearing up for his defense case, which he will have...

Bryan Singer Announces Alibi, But It Won't Help

Prince To Release New Album With New Warner Bros. Records Partnership

Prince and Warner Bros, Records seem to have put their differences aside...

Prince To Release New Album With New Warner Bros. Records Partnership

Lindsay Lohan's Ex List Was Actually A Step In Her Recovery

Lindsay Lohan really did write down her now infamous list of lovers, which has been...

Lindsay Lohan's Ex List Was Actually A Step In Her Recovery

'Mrs. Doubtfire' Cast Reluctant For Sequel: A Cash Cow For Robin Williams?

The news that a Mrs. Doubtfire sequel is definitely in the works 21 years after the 1993...

'Mrs. Doubtfire' Cast Reluctant For Sequel: A Cash Cow For Robin Williams?

Music Fans Crown Ozzy Osbourne And Lady Gaga "Hardest Artists To Understand"

Music fans have named Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus and Rihanna in their top ten hardest...

Music Fans Crown Ozzy Osbourne And Lady Gaga


More recommendations

Comments

Vanessa Redgrave Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Vanessa Redgrave

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All