Dustin Hoffman: I've made my granddaughter jealous
- Bang Showbiz
- 12 August 2015
Oscar-winning actor Dustin Hoffman has made his nine-year-old granddaughter jealous with his latest role
Dustin Hoffman has made his nine-year-old granddaughter jealous with his latest career move.
The award-winning actor - whose career has seen him play some of cinema's most iconic characters, including Raymond Babbitt in 'Rain Man' - is narrating the audiobook of 'Appleblossom the Possum', and his granddaughter Daisy Jo could not be more envious.
He explained to PEOPLE magazine: "When she found out I was going to do the voices, she says, 'But I'm the perfect Appleblossom'.
"She wanted to do Appleblossom, so when she was told that I was doing it, she said, 'Oh, he always gets the best parts.'"
Meanwhile, the Oscar-winning actor claimed last month that the film industry is in the "worst" shape it's ever been in.
He observed that while the TV industry is riding the crest of a wave at the moment, the film business has hit an all-time low.
Dustin reflected: "I think right now television is the best that it's ever been and I think that it's the worst that film has ever been - in the 50 years that I've been doing it, it's the worst."