Zoë Kravitz has defended being a “Nepo baby” in a new interview.
On TikTok, users have shared their fascination with celebrities in the entertainment industry who they didn’t know had famous or successful parents, dubbing them “nepo babies” (short for nepotism).
Speak with GQKravitz, who is the child of musician Lenny Kravitz and actress Lisa Bonet, admitted she had a “deep insecurity” about her success as an actress being viewed as less because of her parents.
She raised the issue of “Nepo babies,” telling the publication that “it’s totally normal for people to be in the family business.”
“That’s literally the origin of last names. You were a blacksmith if your family was anything like the Black family,” the Hi-Fi said Stern.
Kravitz said she’s proud to have followed in the footsteps of her parents and grandmother, pioneering black actress Roxie Roker.
In conversation with The IndependentLenny admitted that while he was proud of his daughter’s success, he didn’t expect her to become an actress too.
“I didn’t think she was going in that direction at all,” he said.
“I was surprised when she did it, but then again, she grew up with it and she’s smart. I’m very proud of her… She made it through on her own with no help from me or her mother other than her upbringing and what she was exposed to.”
Elsewhere in the GQ interview, Kravitz opened up about her relationship with boyfriend Channing Tatum, who she worked with on her directorial debut pussy island.
“He’s just a wonderful person,” said the 33-year-old. “He makes me laugh and we both love art and talking about art and exploring why we do what we do.
“We love to watch a movie and break it down and talk about it and challenge each other.”
She also referred to Tatum as her “protector.”
The couple confirmed their romance in October 2021 after they were spotted holding hands in New York City.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/zoe-kravitz-nepo-baby-parents-famous-lenny-lisa-bonet-b2226156.html Zoe Kravitz Defends Being a ‘Nepo Baby’: ‘It’s Totally Normal for People to Be in the Family Business’