Emilia Fox took fa­mous guests for granted

Kuwait Times - - LIFESTYLE -

Emilia Fox wishes she'd made the most of hav­ing fa­mous guests round for Christ­mas when she was younger. The 42-year-old ac­tress - who is the daugh­ter of ac­tors Ed­ward Fox and Joanna David - al­ways "took for granted" the peo­ple her par­ents in­vited over to join their fam­ily for the fes­tive sea­son, and though she thinks their lives in­flu­enced her cho­sen ca­reer path, she ad­mits she re­grets not quizzing them more. She said: "Christ­mas al­ways sticks in my mind as my mum would al­ways do big Christ­mases with such a va­ri­ety of peo­ple. "Amaz­ing ac­tors like Lind­say An­der­son or Fred Zin­ne­mann, who di­rected my fa­ther in 'The Day of the Jackal'. "As a child you just take them for granted as your mum's friends, but now I wish I could sit down with them and ask them all these ques­tions be­cause I'm fas­ci­nated by their lives. "When peo­ple say to me, 'Do you think act­ing is in your blood?' I al­ways said no but I def­i­nitely feel the peo­ple I met and the sto­ries they had to tell has given me a better un­der­stand­ing of the highs and lows of act­ing. That's what act­ing is telling sto­ries." The 'Silent Wit­ness' ac­tress has a six-yearold daugh­ter, Rose, with ex-boyfriend Jeremy Gil­ley, and de­spite her own back­ground, ad­mits it would be her "worst night­mare" if the young­ster grew up want­ing to be an ac­tress. She said: "I al­ways think it is a par­ent's worst night­mare when their child says they want to be an ac­tor. It is such a pre­car­i­ous pro­fes­sion to choose... "I feel that I want to give Rose as wide of a spec­trum to give her the chance to do what she wants to do. She might want to do some­thing com­pletely dif­fer­ent."

Tay­lor Swift has sur­prised a 96-year-old World War II vet­eran with a visit to his home. The 27year-old singer-song­writer trav­elled to Mis­souri on Mon­day to pay a spe­cial visit to the home of Cyrus Porter, who had pre­vi­ously at­tracted at­ten­tion for watch­ing Tay­lor in con­cert and claim­ing that her mu­sic had brought him closer to his grand­chil­dren. In a clip posted on­line, the chart-top­ping star is seen walk­ing into a house jam-packed with peo­ple and greet­ing her el­derly fan with gifts. Tay­lor posed for pho­to­graphs and even per­formed a few tunes for Cyrus, who pre­vi­ously claimed that the 'Bad Blood' hit­maker stages shows that no other en­ter­tainer can match. He said: "I've been to two con­certs. Mem­phis and St Louis. Look what she does ... she puts on a show no one else puts on. I just en­joyed go­ing to see 'em and her. I would as soon go see her right now as any­body!" Ear­lier this month, Jaime King hailed Tay­lor as an "amaz­ing" god­mother to her and hus­band Kyle New­man's 17-month-old son Leo Thames, say­ing she couldn't have picked any­one better for the role. Asked how Tay­lor is with Leo, Jaime ex­plained: "She's amaz­ing. She's great! As she is with ev­ery­body around her." Mean­while, ac­tress Jes­sica Alba is the god­mother of Jamie's three-year-old son James - and she pre­vi­ously ex­plained the logic be­hind her de­ci­sions, in­sist­ing it had "noth­ing to do" with their celebrity sta­tus. She said: "It re­ally has noth­ing to do with the fact they're Tay­lor Swift or Jes­sica Alba. "It's a col­lec­tive way of rais­ing your chil­dren that has to do with the fact that you're choos­ing peo­ple who will help spir­i­tu­ally guide them and be there."

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