Montana Fishburne wants to get a few things straight: she is not rebelling against her famous father Laurence Fishburne. She had a "fairytale childhood," not a troubled one. She has absolutely no shame about her high-profile porn debut. She did not start a Twitter war airing the supposed dark side of Jamie Foxx. She was not arrested for prostitution. And Kim Kardashian is in no way her career role model.
But those rumors about her not being on speaking terms with her dad? Yeah, those are pretty much on the money.
"I have a really good relationship with my mom," she told E! News in her exclusive sitdown airing tonight. "She just wanted to make sure I thought about the decision before I made it."
And her dad?
She last spoke with him the morning of his birthday, July 30, as it was later that day that word of her headline-grabbing career change made the rounds. When asked if they'd spoken since, she demurred.
"Not right about this situation, 'cause he doesn't want it all out there," she said. "I've had communication with him, but not about the tape."
As that communication has mostly taken the form of unanswered emails, she is more than aware of the effect her decision is having on him, admitting that "he might be mad, he might be hurt."
"For him, it's his reputation, because we are linked together…I understand that. It's hard for any dad to see their daughter on tape like that. I understand, but at the same time I want him to understand that this is my dream."
Though it will, she's sure, have a happy ending.
"I definitely think we'll get through this. I don't want to just do porn and even if I did just want to do porn, he's not going to stop loving me or stop talking to me just because this is what my job is. He's upset right now.
"After all the media attention subsides about the release of it, he'll want to talk and it'll be back to normal."
And the 18-year-old Montana, who incidentally has a "supportive" boyfriend and whose parents only found out about her X-rated career choice once the Vivid press release was sent, said that she doesn't intend to remain in porn her whole life.
Modeling and acting—while neither put the "stars in my eyes" that porn does—are both possibilities, as are more fiscally solid opportunities.
"I definitely want to have my own business, that's definitely what I'm about. The entertainment industry is fun and I like it, but in the long term, I want to have some kind of business, whether it's in entertainment or outside. I definitely want to have some kind of empire."
Hmm…like a certain E! reality star we know? Not quite, as it turns out.
"Everyone's like, 'Kim Kardashian, Kim Kardashian.' No. That is not whose career I want to emulate. I would say [porn star turned Entourage babe] Sasha Grey."
Though credit where it's due, Montana does come around to name-checking Kim as a career she wouldn't mind having. Ditto with the likes of Beyoncé and (ready for this curveball?) Kirsten Dunst.
As for another celeb she's been linked to in the headlines lately, Fishburne also took time out to clarify her position on another star she has tremendous respect for. Not that you could tell by the recent flurry of salacious—and as it turns out, unfounded—headlines.
"Apparently I've been saying some things about Jamie Foxx, and that is not my Twitter," she clarified. "It's a fake account saying these things."
"These things," incidentally, are repetitive tweets that claim to have intimate knowledge of the Oscar winner videotaping himself with another man.
"I took no part in that," she went on. "I have a lot of respect for him and that wasn't me."
She also took time to clear the air about her alleged arrest for prostitution, claiming the arresting officer made a mistake on the first batch of paperwork, but that it was quickly fixed to reflect her real offense: trespassing. The documents making the rounds, she claims, are the first botched reports.
While Montana has yet to sign on for a follow-up to her porn debut, she said that she is currently in talks with Vivid over the possibility of another project and assures us that, whatever happens in the future, she will never regret her decision.
"I feel confident. I say I'm not going to regret it, because I'm on a path now. I've made the decision and now I'm on a path. If it leads me somewhere, I don't look at anything as bad. Wherever it takes me, I'm gonna make a positive out of it."
Though there is one downside that Montana admits to.
"The only thing I wish I could take away is the pain that it will give my family. I wish it didn't hurt them, but besides that, I'm thrilled."
Watch the interview with Montana Fishburne on E! News tonight @ 7 p.m.