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Spielberg's Daughter on FaceTime: Dad, I'm a Porn Star

Mikaela Spielberg, 23, says her dad and mom Kate Capshaw are 'intrigued' by her career choice
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 20, 2020 8:55 AM CST

(Newser) – The New York Post's version starts off with Steven Spielberg-themed joke, but we'll just give it to you straight: The director's 23-year-old daughter, Mikaela Spielberg, has announced she's now a porn star. In an exclusive interview with the US Sun, the younger Spielberg, adopted daughter of Steven and wife Kate Capshaw, says she told her famous parents via FaceTime over the weekend about her endeavors in solo erotic videos—she won't have sex on camera with anyone, out of respect for her fiance. She describes her parents as being "intrigued" and "not upset." "This is a positive, empowering choice," says Mikaela, who describes herself as a "sexual creature" and notes "there is no shame in ... wanting to do something that is safe, sane, consensual."

Mikaela says she was the victim of sexual abuse growing up at the hands of people not close to her family, and it played a part in her eventually suffering from an eating disorder, anxiety, and borderline personality disorder. A stint at boarding school worsened things, and she says she started abusing alcohol, to the point where she was drinking almost every day and "almost died a couple of times." Therapy and the support of her fiance helped her through it, and she's got no blame to cast on her parents. "They couldn't have known," she says. Mikaela, who's also trying to get licensed in Tennessee to become an exotic dancer to further her financial independence, says she's close with her parents and six siblings, and is especially fond of her dad: "He always loved that I was super-unique, and he's literally like an angel. (Read more of her interview here.)

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