Her father, fellow actor Don Johnson, told Seth Meyers that she had big ideas after high school — and apparently didn't need his help.
Jimmy Kimmel had the perfect response after the "Knives Out" actor told the anecdote.
Hidden pearls exist in the world of movies, as well: films that, in spite of being brilliantly crafted and executed, never got the audience they deserved beyond a cult following.
The directing debut of actor Chris Messina, Alex of Venice is as notable for what it doesn't do as for what it does. This is the story of a married parent suddenly forced to realign priorities when their spouse walks out. Think Kramer vs. Kramer - and then make the central character a woman instead of a man.
His acting career is percolating nicely -- featured role on a hit sitcom, parts in Oscar-winning films such as Argo and respected series such as The Newsroom -- but Chris Messina couldn't pass up the opportunity to direct a film of his own.
Hello again, Julia Roberts. You stole my boyfriend in 'Mystic Pizza', and that has made all the difference. It was scripted, of course. But I'm hoping you go, 'Oh, yeah. The blonde in the pool hall.' Come to dinner and you can call me a hustler -- of work.