Michael Douglas thrilled about his 101-year-old dad's recent obsession with Facetime: 'He just loves it'
In an interview with Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest, Michael spoke about his dad, Kirk Douglas discovering Facetime and his thanksgiving plans.
Looks like Kirk Douglas is going to be spending a lot of time on his phone! His son Michael Douglas revealed in an appearance on 'Live with Kelly and Ryan' that his father had recently discovered Facetime and he just can't get enough of it.
Speaking to Kelly and Ryan, Michael spoke about what it's like now that his dad has figured out how to use Apple's video call service, reports People. He said, “He’s amazing. He’s discovered FaceTime. He just loves it." Douglas continued, giving the audience an example of what their conversations on Facetime usually sound like, “‘Hi, dad!’ ‘Where are you?'” he said, mimicking Kirk’s voice. “‘Let me show you, dad, I’m here.’ ‘Who’s that?’ ‘He’s a friend dad.'”
There seems to be just one small downside to having his father use Facetime. He reveals, “But I said, ‘Dad, there’s a three hour time difference between the East Coast and the West Coast. So sometimes we’ll call, and we’ll have a lovely conversation, we hang up. About 15 minutes later, [we’re] on FaceTime [again]: ‘Hi, dad.’ ‘Hi, how are you?’ ‘Dad, we just talked about 15 minutes ago.’ ‘Oh, I forget, I forget.'”
On the show, Michael also spoke about how he's excited to spend Thanksgiving with his family since they don't always get enough time to spend with each other. “The kids are in school so they’re not able to get out as much as they want to,” he said. However, Thanksgiving allows for a reunion. “We’re going out to California to see my father and all the relatives and all of that,” he said. “So we’re going to have a big Thanksgiving.”
Kirk is gearing up for his 102nd birthday on December. He was recently seen at Michael's induction ceremony into the Hollywood Walk of Fame. After almost 50 years in the industry, the younger Douglas was honored with his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame not too far from his father's. During his speech, Michael got extremely emotional while speaking about his dad and announced that he was proud to be Kirk's son. "It means so much to me, Dad, that you're here today," he said, tearing up. "I'll say it simply and with all my heart: I'm so proud to be your son." Also in attendance at the event were Douglas' wife Catherine Zeta-Jones and his son Cameron.
Michael has had a successful career with a variety of roles. He won the Oscar for his role in the drama 'Wall Street'. He was last seen in 'Antman and the Wasp', the summer blockbuster, while his future projects include a starring role in the Netflix show 'The Kominsky Method' which streams on November 16th.
Here's a clip of Michael discussing his Thanksgiving plans and his dad Kirk Douglas on 'Live With Kelly and Ryan':