Last week, I wrote up a very sarcastic and undoubtedly witty guest post about Tom Hanks' fame-hungry son-turned-rapper.
Fortunately, I've discovered a few celebrity sons who are the complete opposite. They are not interested in the red carpet. They could care less they are spawned from Hollywood royalty. They want to change the world and pursue their passions on their own, without any help.
Let me introduce you to three anti-Hollywood children of the stars:
Woody Allen and Mia Farrow's child prodigy
His famous parents defined Hollywood in the 1970s, but Ronan Farrow has no desire to grace the big screen. The 24-year-old is a genius. Seriously. He got accepted into Bard College when he was 11 and graduated at 15. He graduated Yale Law School at 21.
Since leaving school, Ronan has worked as a special advisor to Hillary Clinton, specifically focusing on the youth issues in Afghanistan and Pakistan. He also served as a UNICEF spokesperson from 2001 to 2009. He most recently was named a Rhodes Scholar.
Unfortunately, Ronan and his father are completely estranged. The two stopped speaking when Woody Allen left Mia Farrow for her adopted daughter, Soon-Yi in 1992.
Warren Beatty and Annette Benning's human rights activist
The transgender daughter of this Hollywood power couple is not just a human rights activist, but also a blogger. Kathlyn Beatty, or Stephen Ira, as he prefers to be called, is an east coast college student legitimately trying to make a difference in the world.
His blog Super Mattachine Review is a well-written collection of anti-racist and pro-queer essays and thoughts.
In his own words, "I have plans: overthrow oppressive forces, destroy rape culture, smash cissexism, demolish transphobia, rip apart ableism, fuck up whiteness and racism, stomp on sizeism, knit lace curtains. I’m going to end cissexism. Hang on, this might take a minute."
Denzel Washington's football star
Denzel's handsome 27-year-old son is the running back for the Sacremento Mountain Lions football team.
Although his father is one of the most famous movie stars in Hollywood, John David Washington never once wanted to be an actor. He dreamed of being a football player since he was a child. The athlete set school football records as a student at Morehouse College and went on to be signed by the St. Louis Rams upon graduation.
John and his father are extremely close, with Denzel being more involved in his son's life than most non-celebrity parents. He attends every single one of his son's football games, cheering for him on the sidelines and groaning at referees, like a typical dad. I think it's safe to say Denzel is extremely proud of his son.
What do you think of these anti-Hollywood kids?