Yvonne Connolly: My girl Missy (14) is tough enough for acting world
Model Yvonne Connolly has said she has no worries about her teenage daughter Missy working in the showbiz world.
The teen might be only 14, but she already has her sights set on acting - something mum Yvonne is fully supportive of.
Despite Missy's young age, Yvonne (40) believes she is "resilient" enough to deal with the tough side of the industry.
"I was always against Missy doing auditions until she was over 16 but it just got to the stage where you can't hold someone back when they're really passionate about something," Yvonne told the Herald.
"To make it in the business I don't think you have to just be a good actress, you have to be quite resilient.
"For children, it's about how they take rejection and I wouldn't put my 10-year-old [daughter Ali] through that because she wouldn't take it well at all. But Missy does, and she understands the process of acting."
Although Missy may have stars in her eyes, her Kildare native mum is making sure her school work is her top priority this year as she will be sitting her Junior Cert.
"I've given her free reign for the last few years as regards taking time off school, although she had tutors, but she knows know I mean business."
The stylish mother-of-three was speaking at the launch of the Kelloggs and Down Syndrome Centre's Buy My Dress campaign, where the public can donate or buy dresses at events across the country on October 4 to raise funds for the centre.
"I'm donating a Theia by Irish designer Don O'Neill, which I wore to the Curragh races. It's such a great cause and I'm delighted to help."