Steven Spielberg and wife Kate Capshaw’s adopted daughter, Mikaela Spielberg, has revealed she is pursuing a career as an adult film star and exotic dancer.
“I got really tired of not being able to capitalize on my body. Frankly, I got really tired of being told to hate my body,” the 23 year old told British tabloid The Sun. “And I also just got tired of working day to day in a way that wasn’t satisfying my soul.”
The on-camera interview was published on Feb. 19. During the conversation, Mikaela said she informed her famous parents about her plans via FaceTime this past weekend. She insisted her family and her fiancé Chuck Pankow, 47, are all supportive of the decision.
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Mikaela noted that she picked “Sugar Star” as her stage name.
The aspiring adult film star also admitted she was a rebellious child who battled anxiety, eating disorders, depression and drinking issues. Mikaela was sent to a boarding school for troubled teens, but said she “came out of there worse than I was going in.”
Additionally, Mikaela said she was sexually abused by men outside of her family and close circle.
“It’s not my parents’ fault. They couldn’t have known,” she explained.
Mikaela who goes by the Instagram handle @vandal_princess had previously teased her foray into adult entertainment on social media and self published a few solo videos on the site PornHub.
“I feel like doing this kind of work, I’m able to ‘satisfy’ other people, but that feels good because it’s not in a way that makes me feel violated.” Mikaela said.
She also told the publication that she no longer wished to be dependent on her parents or assistance from the state of Tennessee, where she lives.
Mikaela claimed Steven Spielberg and Capshaw are “intrigued” by her new career path but “not upset.”
“I actually think that once they see how far I’ve come from the bottom I was at a year and a half ago, they’re going to look at this and go, ‘Wow, we actually raised a really self-assured young lady,’” she told The Sun.
Mikaela was adopted as a baby by the Spielbergs in 1996 and has six siblings, Jessica Capshaw, Max Spielberg, Theo Spielberg, Sasha Spielberg, Sawyer Spielberg and Destry Spielberg.