Michael Douglas thinks selfies are ''pretty annoying''.

The 'Ant-Man' star has admitted he is constantly frustrated about being asked to snap photos with fans, especially when he feels his ''moment of privacy'' has been ruined.

He shared: ''Everyone wants selfies! Or they just start snapping without asking. It's pretty annoying when you're sitting with your family and thinking it's a moment of privacy. Then you realise that three tables along, someone's already got their smartphone out.

''And everything happens so much faster these days. Sometimes you'll be lying on the beach, on holiday, and before you've even towelled yourself off there are photos of you splashing in the sea on the internet. That's just the way it is now.''

And the 70-year-old star, who has son Cameron, 36, from a previous relationship, and 14-year-old son Dylan and 12-year-old daughter Carys with his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones, has insisted there are positives to growing up with famous parents.

He told morgenpost.de: ''The positive thing about being the son of a famous father is that you learn early on how to cope with fame.

''Every time I find myself getting annoyed about not being able to go unrecognised anywhere, I remember that it's now much easier for me to bag a reservation at my favourite restaurant. It has pros and cons.''