Catherine Zeta-Jones' daughter Carys poses with lookalike mom, talks 'Douglas Dynasty'

Like mother, like daughter!

Catherine Zeta-Jones and her 15-year-old daughter, Carys Zeta Douglas, are having fans do a double take! The mother-daughter duo appears on Town & Country's September cover, which is the magazine's annual Modern Swans issue. While Carys is the daughter of A-list actors Catherine and Michael Douglas as well as the granddaughter of Kirk Douglas, she tells the publication that she is focused on making a name for herself outside the "Douglas Dynasty."  

“When I was younger I didn’t like the idea of having his name attached, this kind of ‘Douglas Dynasty’ stuff," she admits of being connected to her famous father. "I think what bothers me the most is that people think I don’t work hard for it, that I don’t need to work hard for it. That anything I do gets handed to me. When, honestly, I feel like it’s the opposite. I feel I need to constantly prove myself to people -- that I am not just my parents’ daughter.”

Catherine Zeta Jones and Carys Zeta Jones
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Carys has been in the limelight since she was little, and though she is an aspiring actress, the Hollywood heir hasn't always been comfortable with fame.

“I hated it. I used to get really upset. They [paparazzi] would jump on the subway and sit right in front of me. I was like, six. I was confused," she recalls. "That’s when I knew, ‘If this is going to be what it’s like, I need to focus on who I really am, and this is going to be something that’s just going to happen, and I can’t do anything about it.”

Carys Zeta Douglas
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Carys Zeta Douglas
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As for her mom, Catherine couldn't be more proud of of her children -- she also has a 17-year-old son, Dylan, with Michael -- and the kind of people they're becoming.

“What I instilled in my kids, and I’m very, very proud of it, is manners,"  the 48-year-old Feud star says. "There’s nothing worse than a privileged kid without manners. I drilled it into them like boot camp. The teenage years…[Carys] knows she cannot roll her eyes at me, or huff and puff around me. I never did it to my mother; and she’s not doing it to me.”

“My parents do a really good job of reality-checking me and being like, ‘Look around you. The life you have is extraordinary,’” Carys agrees.

Catherine Zeta-Jones and Carys Zeta Douglas
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She also looks up to her mom when it comes to her style. “Fashion has been so important in my life, because my mom is like a fashion icon to me," she gushes. "I’m always looking through her closet.”

That's something that the teen has called out on her Instagram by sharing multiple pics of herself posing with the Oscar winner at fashion shows

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“She has her own individual style,” Catherine notes. “She’s modern but age-appropriate. I’ve never had to turn to Carys and say, ‘I think that’s a little inappropriate.’ Once she said, ‘Mom, I really like this romper.’ I went, ‘Mmm, but don’t you think it’s cut a little too long? Shouldn’t it be shorter?’ She went, ‘Mom, you’re the only mother in the world that would tell a 15-year-old girl that the romper should be shorter.’”

Back in 2015,  Michael revealed that both of his kids with Catherine -- he also has a 39-year-old son, Cameron, with ex-wife, Diandra Luker -- want to get into acting.

"My son and my daughter both want to be in the business. They both want to act and I've told them to be ready for rejection," he told Varietyat the time. "That's the one part I always warn everybody starting out in the business. You have to be able to take a hit and keep on going no matter what."

The 73-year-old actor continued, "It's hard, but you have to deal with it because it's going to happen. I experienced lots of rejection in my career and it's never easy. You have to keep on going and someone will say yes."

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NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 08: Carys Zeta Douglas (L) and Catherine Zeta-Jones attend the Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda 2018 collection at the Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center on April 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 08: Carys Zeta Douglas (L) and Catherine Zeta-Jones attend the Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda 2018 collection at the Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center on April 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 08: Carys Zeta Douglas (L) and Catherine Zeta-Jones attend the Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda 2018 collection at the Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center on April 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13: Carys Zeta Douglas attends the Michael Kors Collection Spring 2018 Runway Show at Spring Studios on September 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Michael Kors)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13: Carys Zeta Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones attend the Michael Kors Collection Spring 2018 Runway Show at Spring Studios on September 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Michael Kors)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 10: Actor Michael Douglas with son Dylan Douglas and daughter Carys Zeta Douglas arrive for the Premiere Of Walt Disney Pictures And Lucasfilm's 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' held at the Pantages Theatre on December 10, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 12: Michael Douglas, his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones and their daughter Carys Zeta Douglas attend the women's final on day thirteen of the 2015 US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 12, 2015 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 08: (L-R) Carys Douglas,Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones and son Dylan Douglas attend the European premiere of Marvel's 'Ant-Man' at Odeon Leicester Square on July 8, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 07: (Exclusive Coverage) Carys Douglas, Matthew Morrison and Catherine Zeta Jones pose backstage at the hit musical 'Finding Neverland' on Broadway at the Lunt Fontanne Theater on June 7, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
(EXCLUSIVE, Premium Rates Apply) (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Carys Zeta Douglas and Dylan Douglas pose backstage at the hit musical 'Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark' at The Foxwood Theater on October 1, 2011 in New York City.
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 20: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) (L-R) Katie Finneran as 'Miss Hannigan', Lilla Crawford as 'Annie' , Catherine Zeta Jones (who played 'July' in the Original London cast), Carys Douglas, Merwin Foard as 'Daddy Warbucks' and Dylan Douglas pose backstage at the hit musical 'Annie' on Broadway at The Palace Theater on January 20, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
Hollywood actress Catherine Zeta Jones and her husband Michael Douglas, with their children Dylan and Carys, arrive at Buckingham Palace in London where she will be made a CBE by the Prince of Wales. (Photo by Lewis Whyld/PA Images via Getty Images)
Michael Douglas and daughter Carys Zeta Douglas attend the Pittsburgh Penguins vs New York Rangers game at Madison Square Garden on February 13, 2011 in New York City.
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 13: Michael Douglas and daughter Carys Zeta Douglas attend the Pittsburgh Penguins vs New York Rangers game at Madison Square Garden on February 13, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/WireImage)
�2010 RAMEY PHOTO Catherine Zeta Jones takes her daughter Carys, 7, to school in New York City, NY, USA on October 13, 2010. CG (Photo by Philip Ramey/Corbis via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 19: Michael Douglas and his daughter Carys Zeta Douglas are seen on January 19, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Ignat/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
PROVIDENCIALES TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS, BWI- JANUARY 05: ***PREMIUM PRICING;USAGE IN POSITIVE STORY ONLY;GETTY IMAGES EXCLUSIVE;TABLOIDS OUT*** Actor Michael Douglas, actress Catherine Zeta-Jones arrive at the Provo Airport with children Carys (3/1/2), Dylan (6), Cameron Douglas and his girlfirend Kelly Sott, before travelling to Dellis Cay on Turks and Caicos Islands while on holiday in the Caribean January 5, 2007 in Providenciales Turks and Caicos Islands. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images).
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Catherine echoed those statements two years later.

"You know, it's going to be hard for them because they've got their grandfather, Kirk, they've got me, they have Michael, but they so inherently love it and they're good!" she shared on Jimmy Kimmel Live at the time. "They go to summer camp every year, they do, like, three musicals and straight plays, and they love it."

"I've had a wonderful life in this business, so if they want to do it, they know the hardships and the percentages of who makes it and who doesn't," she added. "I just think that they've got the talent and I know that they have the drive."

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