Steven Spielberg's daughter opens up about her career in porn and her father's support
Mikaela Spielberg, the adopted daughter of famed Hollywood director Steven Spielberg and his wife Kate Capshaw, has opened up about her career as an adult entertainer and her wishes to become a stripper.
In an exclusive interview with UK tabloid The Sun, the 23-year-old revealed that she has already started self-producing solo porn videos, and said that one her sex worker license is approved, she would like to become a stripper.
Spielberg said: "I got really tired of not being able to capitalize on my body and frankly, I got really tired of being told to hate my body. And I also just got tired of working day-to-day in a way that wasn't satisfying my soul.
"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."
She also described herself as a "sexual creature".
The career path is part of Spielberg's plan to become financially independent from her parents, and she informed The Sun that she revealed her new career path to her parents on FaceTime earlier this week.
Regardless of the reputation often associated with the adult industry, Mikaela insists that her parents were "intrigued" and "not upset".
She said: "My safety has always been a number one priority for them. I'm doing this, not out of an urge to hurt anybody or be spiteful about it, I'm doing this because I want to honour my body in a way that's lucrative.
"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 are really self-assured, young lady."
Mikaela also broke the news of her new career venture to her social media followers earlier this month, writing: "I just launched my self-produced adult entertainment career. Safe, sane, consensual is the goal y'all.
"My body, my life, my income, my choice. I owe not a single person my autonomy or virtue just because of a name."
In October last year, Mikaela also opened up about her battles with addiction, writing to her Instagram followers:
"It’s taken me three years to get to this point where I could start a 30 day sobriety challenge. Three years of drinking myself delirious and drunken s.h. because of a confusing breakup where I felt like my world was ending because the person I thought was the love of my life abandoned me. (Ultimately no one is responsible for my wellbeing but me, but for an adoptee it devastated me in ways so incomprehensible to the healthy humans around me.) the heartbreak did nearly irreparable damage to my cardiac health, my boundaries and my metabolism. Somehow I managed to hide it from my family and friends until I discovered harm reduction.
"The thing about abstinence is, it doesn’t work for everyone and we’re sold a lie in emotional recovery that abstinence is the be all end all vs emotional health and having loving safe relationships with the people around us. That’s where harm reduction comes in. I spent a year on harm reduction and I was only ever able to start this challenge because of it."
"Last week I wasn’t sick, last week I actually managed to fully take care of myself for the first time in so many years. Harm reduction is about celebrating small steps that help us live our fullest life without relying on shame, unconditional positivity and religion based recovery.
"So with that said, now that I am going for this challenge for anyone too sick from using or withdrawal to even start thinking about short term sobriety, here are my top tips for harm reduction based recovery. If you’re not ready to stop using, you’re not ready and that doesn’t make you a bad person; it makes you a human with a deeply complex neurological system that sometimes uses old patterns to survive [sic]".