Michael Douglas shares the anguish he and close friend Leonardo DiCaprio feel as social media invades their privacy, reflecting on the times they used to have private gatherings without the world knowing. Douglas & DiCaprio both found in the same alarming sensible situation.
With a sparkling cinematic career spanning more than 50 years, he is one of the world’s most recognized and recognised performers.
However, Michael Douglas has expressed dissatisfaction with the lack of privacy in his personal life as a result of the expansion of social media.
He also revealed that his actor buddy Leonardo DiCaprio, 48, has similar concerns, with both stars astounded by the speed with which information is spread on social media. Michael, 78, told MailOnline exclusively at his Cannes Film Festival Rendez-vous on Thursday that he doesn't have the freedom he had before social media.
Things have changed a lot before social media--before social media, you had more secrets, Michael said.
You were able to hold private parties without everyone knowing.
Now, wherever you go - I was talking to Leonardo Di Caprio about this - you have a sighting, and then people text the thing, and the next thing you know, there's a hundred, then a thousand people connected.
You don’t have the same level of independence as you did previously.
On the red carpet at the annual film festival, the Hollywood actor was joined by wife Catherine Zeta-Jones and their daughter Carys.
During his interview, Michael discussed the significance of family and how amazing it was to have Carys alongside him and Catherine during Catherine’s first Cannes event.
I think family is vital, no matter what profession you're in, and to support each other, the Fatal Attraction star told MailOnline. Families may also drive you insane, and each circumstance is unique.
My wife, Catherine, has a really close relationship with her family. We're almost there. I have a 42-year-old son from my first marriage, with whom I am quite close.
Having an occasion like this and not being able to share it with anyone will be a huge letdown, he concluded. Being able to go out there and have your kid watch you do this, as well as the fact that she wants to be an actor. She's a fantastic actor, and I can't image how much pressure the third generation is under. My family is very important to me. I'm not very good by myself.
The power couple also has a 22-year-old son called Dylan, who graduated from Brown University.
Catherine and Michael met in 1998 and married in 2000 at the Plaza Hotel in New York City, becoming one of Hollywood’s most lasting couples.
On Tuesday, the couple put on a loving display when they joined their girl at the festival’s opening night.
The rising actress, 20, wore a pale pink floral mesh gown with cut-out hip detailing and platform shoes.
Carys and Catherine put a kiss on 78-year-old Michael’s cheeks as the family reached the top of the renowned red staircase.
Catherine, 53, looked stunning in a plunging crimson gown with a one-sleeve cape design. The Academy Award winner wore her brunette hair in loose curls and a blush makeup look. Meanwhile, Michael looked sharp in a black tuxedo, a neat white shirt, and gleaming shoes.