Saturday, October 06, 2007

Acting just like a dad

by Bill Harris, 10.6.07

D'Onofrio offers daughter some fatherly career advice

If Vincent D'Onofrio's daughter is going to be an actress, he wants her first job to be in movies or on stage, not on TV.

D'Onofrio, of course, makes his living on television. He plays Det. Robert Goren on Law & Order: Criminal Intent, which starts its seventh season tomorrow on CTV.

Nonetheless, D'Onofrio says the boob tube is no place for a young actress to learn her craft.

"No, I wouldn't want her to be on TV first," D'Onofrio said of his daughter, Leila, who is 15. "I would much prefer her to keep doing the theatre like she's doing, and do a film first.

"As an actor, with the way you have to think and the way you have to study, I would prefer her to learn it the way they do in film and theatre, not the way they do on television."

Ever the protective dad, D'Onofrio doesn't want Leila to go the modelling route, either.



Blogger Regina Caschetto said...

Leila and Vincent working together-now that would be great-

8:36 AM  
Blogger Diane said...

He is a clearly a proud father and loves his kids.

9:42 AM  

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