Christian Slater: my kids won’t follow in my Hollywood footsteps
Christian Slater has revealed his children are unlikely to follow him into acting.
As a child, Christian was inspired into showbiz by his parents - actor dad Michael Hawkins and casting director mum Mary Jo Slater - and started acting in professional theatre productions at the age of eight but his own children, nine year old son Jaden and seven year old daughter Eliana, from his marriage to ex-wife Ryan Haddon, aren’t interested in the industry at all.
He explained recently: “It’s interesting. They don’t seem to have any huge desire to get involved. I try and get them to come to the set to visit me and they’re like, ‘It’s too far away.’ They don’t care.
“My daughter… will come when I’m doing a play and and sit in the balcony and watch us rehearse but my son could take it or leave it - he couldn’t care less.”