Why Ireland Baldwin, Lily-Rose Depp and Gwyneth Paltrow Claim Famous Parents Didn’t Help Their Careers
Ireland BaldwinLily-Rose Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow and more have recently joined the conversation about being a “nepotism child” in Hollywood.
While many stars acknowledge the privilege that comes with famous parents, some are quick to point out that their accomplishments require hard work.
Dave Quast, brand expert at Red Banyan, explains the “built-in” advantage of having successful producers and directors among parents’ friends.
“Obviously, if someone can audition for producers or directors during a dinner party with family friends — instead of going all over Hollywood trying to find headshots and agents and auditions — they’re going to have a built-in advantage over people who don’t have that luxury,” he told Fox News. Said to Digital.
He also emphasized that despite the easy introduction, these children of celebrities are expected to perform “quality” work.
“Connectivity is no substitute for talent. At the end of the day, content is king, and content producers have every incentive to hire people based on the quality of their work rather than nepotism.”
Here are seven celebrity kids who recently talked about finding work in Hollywood.
Johnny Depp’s daughter with Vanessa Paradis, Lily-Rose Depp, raised the issue during a recent interview with Elle magazine.
“The Internet seems to care a lot about this kind of thing,” he told the outlet. “People are going to have preconceptions about you or how you got there, and I can definitely say that nothing will get you the part except being right for the part.”
“The Internet cares a lot more about who your family is than the people who are casting you in things. Maybe you get your foot in the door, but you still got your foot in the door. There’s a lot of work after that.”
Lily-Rose went on to compare the situation to a family of doctors, although the model pointed out that she was not making a direct comparison between the two professions.
“It’s weird to me to reduce someone to the idea that they’re only there because it’s a generational thing. It doesn’t make sense. If someone’s mom or dad is a doctor, and then the child is a doctor, you’re not going to be like, ‘Well. , you are only a doctor because your parents are doctors.’ It’s like, ‘No, I went to medical school and trained.'”
“I just hear a lot about women, and I don’t think that’s a coincidence,” she clarifies.
Ireland Baldwin Reflecting on comments made by Lily-Rose Depp in a TikTok video. She also mentioned her own privilege as the daughter of Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger.
“Everything I pursue and everything I do in my life, people are always going to say [that] I have what I have because of my parents, that’s true,” Ireland said in the clip. “I wouldn’t be where I am, I wouldn’t be where I am and I’d be able to do what I’m able to do if it was for my parents. Wasn’t for, and I think really denying where you’re going wrong.”
“You can continue to work hard and be your own person,” he added. “And either you’re talented, you’re capable or you’re not.”
Ireland also wants to be defined by her own work rather than her parents.
“I think you got it [to] A place where you get really tired of answering questions about your parents because you desperately want to be someone different from it all. “Especially when you choose a career in the public eye.”
Ireland started her career in modeling and dabbled in acting. Most recently, she revealed that she is starting a business with her boyfriend.
Lily Collins is the daughter of famous musician Phil Collins. However, he wanted to make a name for himself.
“It was out of the question that people would think I used a free pass to my name,” Collins told Vogue France (via Entertainment Tonight Canada). “I’m proud of my father, but I wanted to be, not just his daughter. For that, I was ready to wait to break.”
Collins noted that her “failed castings” taught her to view acting as her “job”.
“Because of the failed casting, I learned to focus more on my work, and I made acting my job,” she said. “But I’m not resting on my laurels; this environment is very competitive and places are expensive.”
He sings though, much like his father “Emily in Paris” The actress explained that she doesn’t want to follow in Phil’s footsteps.
“I love to sing. But because I wanted to make my own way, away from parental talent, I chose to be an actress,” said Collins.
She continued, “I’ve acted in a few musicals because that’s the only setting where I’ve allowed myself to sing. To be honest, I’d be afraid to compare.”
Gwyneth Paltrow is the daughter of Blythe Danner and Bruce Paltrow. Danner is an Emmy-award winning actress who has appeared in film and on Broadway. She is married to Bruce, a producer and director known for “Duets” and “Fargo.” Bruce is dead In 2002.
Despite her successful career, Paltrow has been quick to acknowledge her family ties to the industry.
“As someone’s child, you have access to others, so the playing field is not level that way,” Paltrow previously said during an appearance on Hailey Bieber’s YouTube show. “But, I really feel that once you get your foot in the door, which you walked in unfairly, then you have to work almost twice as hard and be twice as good.”
“Because people are ready to pull you down and say you’re not there or [that] You’re only there because of your father or your mother or whatever.”
Paltrow has proven a successful acting career. She won the Best Actress Oscar for the performance “Shakespeare in Love” At the 1999 Academy Awards. After her acting career, Paltrow chose to create her own wellness company, Goop.
Leni Klum, daughter of Heidi Klum And Flavio Briatore, also addresses the concept of nepotism.
“It’s a fact. My parents are famous,” Lenny told People magazine. “I had help getting started, and I know people would dream of starting with what I had. I’m so grateful that I was able to take what my mother gave me.”
“But I’m doing the work and taking the time,” he said. “Now, I’m doing my own thing, traveling alone, going to school. My mom and I have the same love for the same things.”
Since starting her modeling career, Lenny has opened for Berlin Fashion Week and graced the cover of Vogue Germany.
Sailor Brinkley-Cook Daughter of supermodel Christie Brinkley. She followed in her mother’s footsteps and started a successful modeling career of her own, but she didn’t want to be seen as a “nepotism child”.
Christie made sure to warn the sailor that even though his famous mother had “opened doors” for him, he had to put in the work.
“I really did,” she said while talking to People magazine. “Every room I went into, I tried to be the kindest. I tried to be the kindest. I really got to know everybody on set.”
Sailor revealed that her mother advised her that she was part of the “massive machine” that goes into modeling photo shoots.
“I tried to learn as much as I could from producers, makeup artists, hair people, photographers, casting directors,” continued Sailor. “Everyone who works in this industry is very smart and talented. My mom reminded me that a model is part of it.”
Daughter of Zoe Kravitz Lisa Bonet and Lenny Kravitz. Bonet is known for his roles in “The Cosby Show” and “High Fidelity” while his father is a big name in the music industry.
‘Batman’ actress recently revealed that she had “deep insecurities” about being part of the entertainment industry since her teenage years. However, he survived by following in his parents’ footsteps.
“It’s completely normal for people to be in the family business,” he explained to GQ. “It’s literally where last names come from. You were a blacksmith if your family was like a black family.”
Madonna’s daughter Lourdes Leon The actor, along with Carlos Leon, acknowledged the “undeniable privilege” that comes with his family name in a recent interview with The Cut.
“I want to feel like I deserve things and not just be given things,” Lourdes told the outlet. “And, yes, there’s an undeniable advantage that I’d be stupid not to realize. Nepotism kids are usually pretty terrible, and my mom and dad raised me to be a lot smarter than that.”
Lourdes began her professional career in the modeling industry, but she recently added musicianship to her resume. His first single, “Lock and Key,” dropped in August.
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