Photo Outtakes: Stars & Their Moms
Photo Outtakes: Stars & Their Moms
Ali and Margie Larter
ON ALI'S CHILDHOOD
Margie: "Ali was a wonderful child. She was awfully quiet when she was younger. She was this quiet little thing that was always in the background. Her sister was a lot more vocal."
Ali: "I'm making up for it now!"
Molly and Dorothy Sims
ON MOLLY'S MODELING DAYS
Dorothy: "When she worked in Europe, I'd go with her and stay a week or two. Some days I would sit outside a door waiting for her on go–sees if she wanted me to."
Molly: "We went to the opera in Vienna. Intermission came and she was like, 'How did you like it?' and I was like, 'Oh my gosh, it was amazing!' Then I said, 'How about you?' and she said, 'Oh it was so good!' I'm like, 'Mom, I've been asleep the whole time.' She's like, 'Me too!'"
Haylie, Susan and Hilary Duff
Hilary: "One of my favorite memories is the drive we would take from Texas to L.A. We would do it a couple of times a year. We'd be in the car together."
Hayley: "We would listen to The Judds and my sister would cry, 'I don’t want to listen to The Judds anymore!'"
Hilary: "We would have so many animals in the car, my rabbit, a dog, a mouse, my fish. Haylie killed my fish because she put her straw in and blew bubbles."
Hayley: "OK, that’s not true."
Susan: "They even had those little computer animals that would beep because they needed to be fed."
Conan and Ruth O'Brien
ON CONAN'S FANCY FOOTWORK
Conan: "My dad was this very accomplished guy and my mother was a partner at one of the top law firms in Boston. When I was about five years old I announced, 'I'm gonna be an entertainer.' We had never seen a celebrity in our lives and I'd gotten this idea that all entertainers need to know how to tap dance. So my parents went out and found this guy named Stanley Brown who was a protege of Bill 'Bo Jangles' Robinson and got me lessons."
Ruth: "Stanley Brown would always say, 'That boy has clean tap,' which I guess is a compliment."
Eva Amurri and Susan Sarandon
ON GROWING UP WITH A FAMOUS MOM
Eva: "I spent most of my teenage years being like, 'Mom, don't do that!' But every daughter thinks their mom is embarrassing. I think she secretly loves pushing my buttons and doing things that embarrass me."
Susan: "She did get into a fight in kindergarten because someone was calling me a 'movie star' and she said I was an 'actor.' I thought that was a really significant fight that she had to defend me as an actor and not a movie star. "
Kristin and Dorothy Davis
ON KRISTIN'S SHYNESS
Dorothy: "When she was ten I encouraged her to go audition for a local community theater production of Snow White. We got there and she said, 'Mom, I don’t really want to do this.' And I said, 'Well, you have to do it this time. I will never make you come back. But we’re here now and you can do this.' So she auditioned. She won a part."
Kristin: "That's really funny. I remember you saying I had to go! But at least none of you thought, like, 'Oh hey, let's make her do sports.' That wouldn’t have gone over well."
Common and Mahalia Ann Hines
ON COMMON'S HOOP DREAMS
Common: "I was a ball boy for The Bulls. When Michael Jordan first came, I was there. I was big in the neighborhood for having that job."
Mahalia: "I thought he was gonna play pro ball. I didn't really see any musical talent. We bought him a set of drums, I looked up, and he had burst the inside out and made a basketball rim. Now he blames me. He says, 'See, I would've been a producer.' But I told him, 'No, your music career was over when you burst that drum.'"