Lily-Rose Depp blasts ‘Nepo Baby’ label: ‘Makes no sense’

Lily-Rose Depp is trying to make it in Hollywood on her own terms.

The 23-year-old model – the daughter of Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis – debunks the ‘nepotism baby’ label in the film business and doesn’t want to be defined by it.

“I just hear it a lot more about women and I don’t think it’s a coincidence,” she noted on a recent ELLE profile.

The King actress continued, “It’s weird for me to reduce someone to the idea that they’re only there because it’s a generational thing.

“It just doesn’t make sense. If someone’s mother or father is a doctor and then the child becomes a doctor, you’re not going to say, “Well, you’re only a doctor because your parents are doctors.” It’s like, ‘No, I went to medical school and got an education,'” Depp added.

Depp acknowledged that her “childhood didn’t look like everyone’s childhood.

“It’s a very special thing to deal with, but it’s also the only thing I know,” Depp explained. “The internet seems to care a lot about such things. People will have preconceived notions about you.”

She went on to point out that the internet “cares a lot more about who your family is than the people you throw into things.

“You might get your foot in the door, but you still have your foot in the door. After that comes a lot of work,” said Depp.

She explained, “Also, I don’t think I’m here to answer for anyone, and I feel like for much of my career people have really wanted to define me by the men in my life, whether that’s my family members or mine are friends whatever. And I’m really ready to define myself for the things I put out there.”

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Lily-Rose Depp is the daughter of actor Johnny Depp and French model Vanessa Paradis.
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The ‘Silent Night’ star will next be seen in a remake of ‘Nosferatu’. The film is an adaptation of the 1922 German horror film.

Depp will appear alongside actor Bill Skarsgard – who will play the title character.

The Northman filmmaker Robert Eggers will write and direct the new feature film. Lily-Rose Depp blasts ‘Nepo Baby’ label: ‘Makes no sense’

Emma Bowman

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