Actress says showbiz kids are “creepy”

Milla Jovovich & daughter Eva GaboMilla Jovovich says her two-year-old daughter, Ever Gabo, will not become a child actor.  The Resident Evil star, who started modelling at 12, says she only embarked on her career so young to help her family out of poverty. Milla — who is married to director Paul W. S. Anderson — said: “She’s not going to be a working child. For me it’s kind of creepy, the whole working kid kind of thing. “We were struggling financially, we were immigrants from Russia and we really needed to succeed. My mom saw talent in me and she wanted to make the best and most out of it. There is no real use for Ever to work. I definitely want my daughter to just be a child. Work hard in school and find your passion, slowly.”

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  1. Thibz • April 20, 2010 @ 10:49 AM

    Awesome way to go!! In Your Face “Toddlers & Tiaras”!!!!

  2. Dianne • April 20, 2010 @ 11:31 AM

    lol Thibz! I totally agree! Way to go Milla.

  3. mandee • April 20, 2010 @ 2:24 PM

    i think its rude of her to judge other people, imagine the movie industry without kids. thered be no tv shows or movies aimed at children, and there would be a ton of movies that couldnt have been made without children. i can understand her choosing to not allow her daughter to become an actress or whatnot while shes young, but its wrong to criticize the people that allow their children to be in the industry. if her mother hadnt put her in the spotlight she wouldnt be married to a director right now and she probably wouldnt even have a baby and she would be working somewhere for minimum wage. im not saying she shouldnt have her own opinion on the matter, but next time she should keep it to herself.

    although, i do agree with her form of parenting.

  4. Shannon • April 20, 2010 @ 3:00 PM

    I agree with everything she’s saying. Kids in showbusiness always come out of it damaged. If you love your kids, don’t send them out to work. As a parent, it’s your responsiblity to support the family, it’s too much of a burden to make your child do it. Also, to be in the spotlight usually gives them huge egos, and when the spotlight goes away, and nobody wants them anymore (Corey Haim, dead of an overdose), it will crush them. And then everywhere they go, people will say, “Oh, I remember you from TV, what the hell happened? Why aren’t you on TV now?” (Andrew Koenig, dead of suicide). They have no privacy whatsoever. It’s a losing situation no matter how you look at it.

  5. Thibz • April 20, 2010 @ 4:21 PM

    Are you kidding Mandee its not about the entertainment value the kids bring to other little kids growing up its about their health and well being. Its about the child learning to grow in his/her own way. 99% of young stars grow up with major issues whether it be health or mental because they dont know how to cope with reality outside of show buisness. Entertainment value or not no child should have thier youth stripped of them.

  6. tributegirl • April 20, 2010 @ 6:06 PM

    I think she’s doing the right thing, letting her child grow and learn normally, and deciding what future is right for her, rather than throwing her into an industry before she knows what she really wants to do with her life.

  7. ookkasdfd • April 20, 2010 @ 9:11 PM

    YOU GO GIRL!

  8. silver • April 21, 2010 @ 8:18 AM

    Mandee, I don’t think she was judging anybody. There was no comment about other parents. She stated SHE didn’t like the idea, and SHE wouldn’t place her child in that position.

    There is a belief that child actors grow up to be screwed up adults. But Danny Bonaduce, a poster boy for a screwed up adult, says it wasn’t because he was a child actor, and the ‘profession’ shouldn’t be blamed — it was him and the decisions HE made. I’m sure the lifestyle can have a negative effect, but many, many child actors grow up to be ‘normal’ adults.

  9. mandee • April 21, 2010 @ 12:29 PM

    shannon and Thibz i do see what you are saying, but there are PLENTY of child stars that grew up properly, look at the kids from boy meets world for one example. none of them turned out druggies, none of them have a problem with living in the real world, i havent even saw really any of them act outside of that tv show except for rider strong. its a parents job to help their child find themselves, but without some of these tv shows children wouldnt know the difference between right and wrong. because tv has became the babysitter for children and the parent and the one that teaches children right from wrong, we NEED child stars in order to help these children grow. dont get me wrong, my children will be allowed maybe an hour of tv a DAY, but what about children whos parents dont want to raise them? that work too much to support them? should they really miss out on some of the wholesomeness that comes from some of these shows? other than andrew from growing pains (he wasnt even that big of a star by the way), the other kids from that show turned out all right, and it was a wholesome show. full house is another good example of wholesome tv for children. i dont know much about the olsen twins, but other than that those kids turned out all right. those are the only tv shows i watched growing up other than roseanne, whos the boss and grace under fire. im not saying force your children into show business, im saying we shouldnt judge those children that become part of show business. i said i am glad she is being a proper parent to her child, letting her have a childhood and everything, but sometimes being forced into show business is better than being at home with parents that neglect or possibly abuse these children. i dont think its right for a parent to force a child into show business and then spend THEIR money, they should open a trust fun for the child and give it to them when they are old enough to use it towards education etc. the reason these child stars grow up to have problems is because they are given the money when they are too young to be able to properly deal with it, they dont know what else to do so they invest it in some drugs or alcohol or whatnot. people that are not in show business EVER go through these same problems, and i honestly do not believe that show business is what pushed these people to this behaviour or their end. i think it was inevitable.

    silver on April 21, 2010 8:18 AM youre right, but i think the part i also meant to include but forgot to was that she thinks showbiz kids are “creepy”. i didnt go back and read so i may have mentioned it, but i think its shallow to talk badly about children by calling them creepy for acting when it wasnt even their choice it was their greedy parents choice. and thanks for posting that about danny, exactly what im talking about. show business doesnt put the drugs in your hands, or the alcohol in your cup, YOU as a PERSON do. 😀

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