Mikaela Spielberg recently shocked the world with her decision to become an adult film actress. However, her parents were some of the few people that weren’t actually surprised by her decision as reported by HollywoodLife. Mikaela claims that despite rumors, her parents weren’t actually embarrassed by or disappointed in her career choice. Mikaela Spielberg is the adopted daughter of successful director Steven Spielberg and retired actress Kate Capshaw. While Mikaela has struggled with addiction and violent tendencies, she’s working hard to improve her life.
While many fans and even media outlets were appalled by her decision, she explains that her parents weren’t.
“My parents — despite what people have written — aren’t embarrassed,” Mikaela told The Sun.
She went onto explain that her parents, knowing her best, have actually seen this coming due to her artistic preferences straying from the mainstream.
“They were actually kind of expecting it to be my career,” she said, “some sort of outsider art…or taboo art, because they’ve always known that I was a little bit neurotic.”
She clarified that this doesn’t necessarily mean that her parents are proud of and support her decision, but rather that due to her strong-willed nature and being an adult, that she would go for any career with or without her parents’ approval.
“That’s not to say all performers are neurotic…just the kind of performer I am – they’ve always known that whatever I wanted to do in life I probably was going to do it whether they liked it or not,” she added.
“So, it kind of felt like a little bit of a relief. It was like they were preparing themselves to get the news for this and they’re not sad for me and my choice of career.” Mikaela also added that onlookers shouldn’t waste their breath by being condescending about her career choice. “I’m not sad for [my parents]. People shouldn’t be sad for them. That’s the one big thing – people are like, ‘I feel sorry for your parents’. Nobody here is a victim.”
This comes just a week after announcing her sobriety.
“[Just] celebrated a week sober. Navigating my own fears like a pro who somehow still knows nothing,” she wrote on Instagram.
“Send me good loving energy y’all and I can try to put that into the world,” she continued. “I’ll still be a flirty odd duck at the end of the day. I’m really trying to improve my connection to my body and manifest personal safety and genuine caution as it relates to me,” she added, along with hashtags, including “#alcoholismawareness and #soberentertainer.”