Carys Zeta Douglas, 15, reveals she was bullied at school over age of her actor dad Michael, whom she thought as 'a pancake maker'

Carys Zeta Douglas, 15, reveals she was bullied at school over age of her actor dad Michael, whom she thought as 'a pancake maker'

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Carys Zeta Douglas, 15, reveals she was bullied at school over age of her actor dad Michael, whom she thought as a pancake maker

Michael Douglas' 15-year-old daughter Carys has said she thought her father was " a pancake maker."

Carys appears on the magazine’s annual Modern Swan issue, which highlights a rising star in the entertainment industry with famous parents. The young actress opens up about the pressure of living up to her family name in the issue, including her need to prove herself.

“I thought my dad was a pancake maker. I didn’t know he was an actor,” she was quoted as saying. “Honestly.”

“When I was younger I didn’t like the idea of having his name attached, this kind of ‘Douglas Dynasty’ stuff,” she reportedly added. “I think what bothers me the most is that people think I don’t work hard for it, that I don’t need to work hard for it. That anything I do gets handed to me. When, honestly, I feel like it’s the opposite. I feel I need to constantly prove myself to people – that I am not just my parents’ daughter.”

She also admitted that children in school bullied her over her father's age. Michael is 73 and her mother Catherine is 48.

"People would be like "Your grandpa’s here to pick you up," she admits to the publication.

Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Carys Zeta Douglas