It’s a rite of passage in every young girl’s life. As one passes into her teenage years, it’s time for her to reflect and take stock of her life for the pages of Town & Country magazine. Carys Zeta Douglas, daughter of Catherine Zeta Jones and Michael Douglas, has just crossed that milestone. It makes me so very nostalgic. I cast my memory back to when I turned 15 and did my T&C spread and remember what an exhilarating and liberating experience it was. Finally, somebody showed interest in my interests, which included trying to put Clan of The Cave Bears back in the exact same spot on the bookshelf so my mom wouldn’t know I was reading it for the dirty parts, and trying to give the dog a purple mohawk using colored hair mousse. Carys has acquitted herself with similar aplomb. In her spread, she revealed that she used to think her dad was a professional pancake maker.
Carys spent her early years living in Bermuda, far away from the real world of fame and celebrity. According to T&C:
“I thought my dad was a pancake maker. I didn’t know he was an actor. Honestly.”
I can just see Michael as a line cook, slinging pancakes while wearing a star-spangled bandana on his head to keep from sweating into the batter. Carys knows the score now, of course. And she’s very humble about being Hollywood royalty. Her mother has taught her all the best manners.
“My parents do a really good job of reality-checking me and being like, ‘Look around you. The life you have is extraordinary,’” she says.
So what does a 15-year-old with an extraordinary life do? Apparently they love “madly scribbling in the margins of books”, “authoritatively discuss Italian cinematography” and adore chocolate Häagen-Dazs, but “It can’t be too dark, can’t be too creamy.” Oh, and they also model.
Of course she’s a model you guys! Carys has 54,000 Instagram followers “and counting”. She also loves acting and wants to go to an Ivy. What? Did you think she was going to barely pass algebra and wind up dropping out of Community College like me? Not a chance.
She’s come a long way from her humble upbringing as a pancake maker’s daughter.
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