Fishburne's porn-star daughter avoiding dark side

Fri Sep 3, 2010 1:31am EDT
 
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By Leslie Bruce

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Before summer began, no one had heard of Montana Fishburne. But the daughter of Oscar-nominated actor Laurence Fishburne, now the main guy on "CSI," was eager to make a name for herself.

On August 18, Vivid Entertainment released the aptly titled adult feature "Montana Fishburne." Mission accomplished. With the movie perched atop Adult Video News' weekly sales chart, Fishburne has been fielding offers ranging from television and a book to ringtones. For better or worse, it seems the 18-year-old newly minted adult film star has broken into the business. She recently spoke about the adult entertainment industry and her plans to outgrow it.

HAVE YOU SPOKEN WITH YOUR FAMILY SINCE THE FILM WAS RELEASED?

Montana Fishburne: I did talk to my father. He told me he was embarrassed by me. My mom just says, "I love you." We don't talk about it every day. She wants me to be happy and doesn't want me to get dragged into the dark side of porn.

WHAT IS THE DARK SIDE OF THE ADULT FILM INDUSTRY?

Fishburne: Drugs. A lot of girls have low self-esteem and resort to drugs and other destructive behavior.

WHEN DID YOU DECIDE THIS IS WHAT YOU WANTED?

Fishburne: I've been aware of the industry for four years. After I turned 18, I started to seriously think about the best way for me to enter (the business). I was impressed with Kim Kardashian's success after her tape was released by Vivid and decided to call the company to see if I could arrange a meeting. I met with (founder and co-chairman) Steven Hirsch and convinced him that I knew what I wanted, and we planned my movie debut.   Continued...