MacDowell learned of her supposed estranged father from a Mexican newspaper article that was sent to her by a fan, she recalled.
“I was like, ‘Really, I am?’” she remembered, describing it as “so bizarre.”
MacDowell later met Chaplin’s daughter, the actor Geraldine Chaplin.
“I didn’t say anything to her but I did notice that she was looking at me. I don’t know if she had read the article,” she joked.
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