Lily Rose Depp ‘rejects’ the idea that she has a career because of nepotism

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Lily-Rose Depp probably would have always found a way to be famous, regardless of her parents, Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis. But let’s be real: Lily-Rose has been famous since she was a child, she was famous since birth. Vanessa is one of the most celebrated French actresses/models and Johnny Depp was one of the biggest movie stars in the world. Of course it helps that Lily-Rose looks so much like her mother, and that she has that “beautiful ingenue” look. Lily-Rose covers the latest issue of Vogue Australia, and she spends part of the interview talking about how hard she works. I get that so many of these nepotism girls don’t want to say “nepotism,” but do they really believe that they’ve had the same struggles as people without famous parents? Some highlights:

She’s known Karl Lagerfeld for years: “The first time I ever met Karl [Lagerfeld] was when I went up to the studio with my mum. I was really little and I had been with my mum to have all her fittings, which was so exciting and magical, and she was trying on all the amazing dresses. She used to say hi to Karl so I remember meeting him and I think it’s really rare to meet someone like Karl, because he’s obviously such an icon in so many ways, but he was so sweet, down-to-earth and really caring. “My mum would tell me about him [Karl] and about the house. My respect for him has grown as I’ve gotten older and been able to work with him in a more personal sense. I’ve always admired him and the house.”

On privacy: “My parents have always wanted me to have as normal of a life as possible and have really taught me to value privacy and your personal life. There’s definitely something to be said about not giving everything away. It’s complicated enough to navigate being in the public eye when you’re young and growing up under that spotlight. It’s just really knowing what I am okay with sharing and knowing what I want for myself.”

Working on Yoga Hosers when she was 16: She had her ‘a-ha’ moment and acting became her focus. “That’s when I realised that this is what I loved to do,” says Depp, who left school before completing her final year.

On nepotism: “It is obviously a really easy assumption to make to think that I would just have roles landing on my doorstep because of my name, but that’s an idea I’ve always kind of rejected. I’ve always been under the impression that I have to work twice as hard to prove to people that I’m not just here because it’s easy for me. I feel like you’re not what your name is. If you’re not right for something, they’re not just going to hire you because your name looks good on the post.”

[From Vogue Australia]

To all the Kendall Jenners and Lily-Rose Depps and Gigi Hadids of the world: you do realize that “working hard” is not the same “getting your start because of nepotism,” right? I feel like that’s a fundamental thing that none of these model/actresses get. First of all, they didn’t have to bust their asses for years in obscurity just looking for a break. Their “breaks” were handed to them on silver platter – see: the fact that Lily-Rose has a Chanel contract, just like her mom. We’re not going to think less of these people if they just acknowledge that OF COURSE they had a leg up, of course they had a lot of help. And no, I don’t believe Lily-Rose “works twice as hard” as some model/actress without famous parents. My God.

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  1. LoLoInTheSky says:

    that doesn’t mean it isn’t true, dear.

    • Down and Out says:

      Yup. She got her first role in Tusk because her dad agreed to be in that movie. Kevin Smith has talked about this on his podcasts, how he knows Johnny because their kids went to the same school(…? I think… anyway, they know each other through the kids), and JD called him and said his daughter was interested in acting and could Kevin cast her. At some point you have to be judged on your own merits, but pretending you never had a massive advantage is dumb. Getting your foot in the door for regular people takes years & years of hard work, if it even happens at all.

      • zikifly says:

        Why do these celeb kids insist on saying stuff like this? The Jenners, Kardashians, and now her. Is there no publicist who can coach them to give some boilerplate answer like “Yes, I understand I’m incredibly fortunate and that I wouldn’t have these opportunities if it weren’t for my parents. This makes me so grateful that I am determined to work as hard as I can to be worthy of them.”. Even if they don’t mean it and it’s insincere (a given with these types), it sounds so much better. You would think a publicist would be able to see this.

      • PixiePaperdoll says:

        Kevin has talked about how Harley Quinn and Lily Rose are besties from school. He talked on one podcast about making pancakes for his daughter and her saying they’re not as good as the ones Lily’s dad makes. “Kid, your dad doesn’t make ANYTHING as good as Lily’s dad.”

    • BchyYogi says:

      The addiction to nepotism in all things has diminished real artists from either rising up or getting their due. The “peasants” among us have to GIVE the “it factor” away for the royalty to claim. F this

    • Aoife says:

      Isolated from reality.

  2. Cupcake says:

    Hahaha! Just because she rejects an idea does not make it untrue.

    • jan90067 says:

      She’s another slim, pretty, blonde, white girl. Here in LA, there are TENS OF THOUSANDS just like you, and more coming every day trying to break into acting and modeling. W/out her parents’ pedigrees and introductions, she most likely wouldn’t get a second look. And if she did, it’d still take YEARS to break in.

      The delusion runs deep with these kids.

    • Erinn says:

      It’s sad, honestly.

      “The first time I ever met Karl [Lagerfeld] was when I went up to the studio with my mum. I was really little and I had been with my mum to have all her fittings, which was so exciting and magical”

      That alone tells her all she needs to know. She’s had connections since birth that aren’t afforded to girls who had to really work for it. I don’t doubt that she works hard to maintain what she has… but she still didn’t have to work AS hard as other girls’ did, and they still have to work harder in the long run because they don’t have mommy and daddy’s names to cut them slack if they mess up. She might FEEL like she has to work twice as hard – but it’s only in a small area of her life. She has to work twice as hard to quell the calls of nepotism because of the huge breaks she’s been given … due to nepotism.

    • Down and Out says:

      ^Seriously! How hard is it just to say “Yes I had an advantage, but I’m working my butt off to prove that I belong here”? Most of us would take those same advantages if we had them, tbh.

      • dlc says:

        Exactly! Most of us would take any advantage we could get! But be honest with yourself that one advantage was who you were born to.

      • CheckThatPrivilege says:

        What would be the problem if any of the nepotism kids ever expressed gratitude and amazement for the advantages they were born into, including the massive connections at their own and their parents’ fingertips? But they just can’t acknowledge that very basic, fundamental reality. I don’t get what they think they’d lose by speaking to the obvious and expressing happiness about it.

      • fbc says:

        Zoe Kravitz is honest about it, I respect her for that

      • CheckThatPrivilege says:

        I did not know that about Zoe. Much respect to her!

    • Snazzy says:

      Her head is so far up her ass it’s surprising she can see straight

    • Silent Star says:

      She literally said she had the extremely rare opportunity to get to know Karl Lagerfeld because of her mom — but she doesn’t think she has succeeded because of nepotism?!? 🤔

  3. NeoCleo says:

    She looks better with the hat on. That’s a big forehead.

    • Pandy says:

      Ha ha – just posted that comment myself. Hair loss clinic in her future.

      • Gell says:

        That’s a bit below the belt; she’s spoken about having anorexia in the French issue of vogue (or Elle?), and hair loss, particularly around the forehead/temples isn’t uncommon and take a while to grow back.

      • Erinn says:

        And some of us just have big foreheads and always have. It doesn’t mean someone will lose their hair.

      • Olive says:

        @Erinn has NeoCleo never seen rihanna? big foreheads are not ugly

    • whatWHAT? says:

      I’m amazed that those two pictures are the same person.

      Lily Rose Depp is a pretty girl, but she’s NOT as gorgeous as the woman on the mag cover.

      the cover photo looks like her mother. in the candid, she resembles her father much more strongly.

      • BeeCee says:

        I was going to say the same thing!

        That nose is not the same as the bottom picture…

      • CheckThatPrivilege says:

        I wondered if Vogue Australia styled and photoshopped that cover to make her look more like her mom.

        “I feel like you’re not what your name is.” Of course not, but that and all the denials in the world don’t change the fact that it’s a name that opens doors. Showing up and fulfilling obligations when the doors are opened isn’t the same thing as “working twice as hard” as everyone else, dear. It’s called being responsible, and it’s your job.

      • whatWHAT? says:

        “That nose is not the same as the bottom picture…”

        YES. glaringly so.

        “I wondered if Vogue Australia styled and photoshopped that cover to make her look more like her mom.”

        and YES, I believe they absolutely did just that.

      • Elisa says:

        +1, all I can see in the candid is Johnny Depp.
        And while she is very pretty, she lack charisma. She obviously is where she is because of her parents.

    • BeanieBean says:

      She got that forehead from her mother. And her hair.

    • lily says:

      These magazines are so tricky. Anybody else think it looks like Vogue superimposed a shot of Leighton Meester over top of this Depp daughter?

      That cover does not look like Lily Rose Depp at all.

      A magazine did the same with Kerry Washington, people figured out they superimposed a pic of Scarlett Johansen ‘ brow and forehead over Kerry’s cover. It literally was NOT her forehead. Don’t know if they thought it too big or what. So insulting. Kerry called them out too.

      Also what’s with the ball of a butt (implants yall) resting on the brick wall. Come now. So tired of this schtick. Take a normal photo.

    • BchyYogi says:

      yeah. Cruel to call it a “five head”.

  4. Ana says:

    Oh RLY?!

  5. Redgrl says:

    I guess she’s better looking (with the hat on) than CZJ’s daughter who they’re trying to foist on the masses as a model, bit seriously- neither she nor Christie Brinkley’s daughter nor Cindy Crawford’s daughter nor the Hadids or Jenner’s would have careers if it weren’t for their famous parents. And how sad that she didn’t finish school.

    • mm11 says:

      Kaia and Lennon Gallagher are the only nepotism models that actually have the “look” for it, maybe Bella in editorials. The other ones are honestly bland.

      • crogirl says:

        I find her looks striking, while Kaia is just so ordinary.
        I don’t dislike Lily but why is it so hard for any of those girls to say “I was given a very big opportunity due to who my parents are but I still have to work hard”.

      • holly hobby says:

        Who the heck is Lennon Gallagher related to? I’ve never heard of her.

      • minx says:

        I think Kaia is very meh, nothing special at all. And I’ve never heard of Lennon Gallagher.

      • amilou says:

        Lennon Gallagher is Liam Gallagher’s son. He looks just like him. He might have the look for runway and editorial modeling, but yikes…

      • Olive says:

        i love big eyebrows so those gallagher boys are attractive to me!

    • horseandhound says:

      that’s right. gigi might have had a shot, she’s really beautiful. bella wouldn’t be able to be a model if there weren’t for so many surgeries money bought her. kaia isn’t that striking, I don’t think she’s an obvious success. the same goes for kendall. maybe they’d win somebody’s trust or catch an eye, but probably not.

    • Maiglöckchen says:

      So glad someone else feels the same way about Sailor Brinkley-Cook. She’s a pretty girl, but not model material. Kid and her mom are trying really hard to make it happen.

  6. tw says:

    Also, she is 5’3″.

    • Alyse says:

      If that’s true, then definitely too short not to be a nepotism model, though she is obv sample size & has the face that fashion likes (cheekbones, big eyes).

      Kate Moss was considered short at 5’7 & an exception to the rule.

      That said, I don’t hate Lily-Rose’s interview. She sounds pretty level headed and grateful for a 18 year old (or however old she is) considering her background

  7. horseandhound says:

    the first thing she says is she’s known karl for many years. now…which little girl could meet karl? would a kid who’s mom wasn’t a chanel model be able to meet karl? work for chanel out of the blue?
    It is nepotism. I don’t think karl should’ve chosen somebody else. it’s okay to choose whoever you wish for your campaigns, but she should admit she got the job because she’s vanessa paradis’ daughter.

  8. Teaspilled says:

    Mkay. How about all these models move to Ohio, change their names, ditch their phones full of contacts, work at a Chilli’s to earn money, shop at Target and Macy’s for clothes, have a make up bag full of NYX and Neutrogena and do this for a year. Then try to hustle your way into the business and get seen.

  9. Pandy says:

    She looks better with the hat on. And yeah, sure L-R, you TOTALLY worked so hard and hard to fight for go-sees … oh why am I bothering. Feeling salty today so will leave her with a simple Eff Off.

  10. Eva says:

    Girl, please. she still has a famous boyfriend whom they call paparazzi.

  11. Ariel says:

    Trump voters “reject” ideas like science, facts, proof. Things like the existence of racism and/or that racism is a bad thing.
    So the born rich and famous white girl is in “good” company.
    I feel sorry for her b/c having a junkie for a parent is a nightmare no matter how much money you have.
    But reality of nepotism cannot be “rejected” b/c it doesn’t flatter her/her narrative.

  12. Jay says:

    Clueless child. And yes I mean that to be condescending.

    Also in what world is Uncle Karl down to earth???!

  13. Murphy says:

    “I would just have roles landing on my doorstep because of my name, but that’s an idea I’ve always kind of rejected.”

    Yet 10 lines above she says she met Karl Lagerfeld for the first time when she went to his studio with her mother. Oh yeah I randomly met Karl when I was a kid too.

  14. S says:

    She’s basically giving textbook example of the entire concept of being willfully ignorant, nee defiant, of massive inherent privilege. The idea that if you “work hard,” that means you deserve it and are “self made.” It’s ridiculous on its face even without skipping past the very the idea that, even if hours are long and traveling is tiring, modeling, which requires no education or special skills beyond extraordinary genetics, is the farthest thing from “hard work.”

    To be this obtuse you must ignore that the massive amount of opportunities you received that others didn’t. The ease with which your path was cleared, over other equally gorgeous women, based on your last name. The many contacts and “family friends” you had which opened doors for you people that have been working 20 years couldn’t even imagine. That you had the extraordinary freedom to not actually need the money you earn for, you know, survival, unlike most trying to make their name in the business. That you’re likely (not always, but often) spared the various indignities and horrors that often accompany a business based on looks, because your parents are “somebody” whom the creeps and lowlifes that haunt the modeling business don’t want to upset.

    It’s ALL privilege. All of it. Including the extraordinarily stupid decision to forego school because she’s pretty and rich. And the ability to be this blindingly obtuse in interviews—or, hell, even BE interviewed, which most at her career stage would not be—is ALL BECAUSE OF YOUR DANG LAST NAME.

  15. Erin says:

    I don’t think she has an “ingenue” look at all — that means “innocent and unsophisticated.” She always affects this “seen it all,” unimpressed and over it look. She’s beautiful though, and I definitely think she should stick to modeling over acting, unless she can figure out how to make another face.

  16. Nanny to the rescue says:

    I think she’s wrong: Nepotism can get you far and she’s benefited from it.

    But I agree with her about her having to prove herself more than her peers. She may as well be the best actress in the world but there would always be people complaining she’s only getting accolades because of her parents.

    However, I’d wager this last thing is much less of a drawback than nepotism is a push. So stop complaining.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      “She may as well be the best actress in the world”

      SPOILER: she isn’t.

      if she were, she’d be getting more roles, regardless of her name.

      • Nanny to the rescue says:

        I don’t think I’ve ever seen her in anything, but I believe you (I don’t think Depp or Paradis are any good actors either, so Lily Rose couldn’t have inherited talent). But what I meant was that even if she was superb, she’d still have haters (all big names have them) and many of them would claim she’s getting roles because of her name even if she auditioned her ass off. It would take her longer than a regular artist to shake off the names of her parents.

      • whatWHAT? says:

        what you say is true, but she could also try to get jobs WITHOUT using her famous name.

        I mean, everyone knows who she is NOW, so that ship has sailed.

        but just as an example, I didn’t know that Angelina Jolie was Jon Voight’s daughter until after she had a few movies under her belt (that might be my cluelessness…) because she didn’t use the name. and even WITH the same name, I didn’t realize that Donald Glover had a famous acting father. if the person has talent, they will transcend their famous names. yeah, both probably got their “foot in the door” because of who their fathers were, but both made their talent known.

        and think about the Willis girls. Rumer has tried SO HARD to make herself happen. she gets work, but when was the last time you heard about her acting roles? she got her start due to her famous parents, but she can’t make a real go of it because she’s not as talented as either of her parents, and she’s not gorgeous like Demi is so you could overlook her shortcomings, acting-wise.

      • Brittney says:

        @Whatwhat … Donald Glover doesn’t have a famous dad. No relation to Danny.

  17. Mia4s says:

    “says Depp, who left school before completing her final year.”

    Yep, lots of high school drop outs have massive opportunities thrown their way. They just have to work hard and they’re turning down jobs left and right. 🙄
    Oh dear lord, not the brightest bulb on the Christmas tree is she?

    • sommolierlady says:

      That was my first thought. Don’t most high school drop-outs have million dollar opportunities just thrown at their feet?

    • Montréalaise says:

      Yup, this interview makes her sound really, really dumb and out of touch.

  18. Eliza says:

    Having famous parents to make introductions…
    Having wealth that would support her if she didn’t have connections…

    Nepotism and wealth allowed her the opportunities others don’t have. Keeping jobs is up to her and her work ethic, but the hardest part is getting through the door. And she had plenty of help there.

  19. Jadedone says:

    Privilege comes in many forms, being born into that family came with multiple privileges. She needs to be able to acknowledge this

  20. mela says:

    not nepotism but she is like 5’5” and homely and on the cover of vogue and only met Karl Lagerfeld through her model mother? excuse my run on sentence but please girl bye, poor little rich girl

    • hkk says:

      Is she really 5′-5″? That’s wild. That said, I think she’s pretty.

      • Col says:

        She’s like 5’3.

      • S says:

        If that’s true no modeling agency in the world would even have seen her without nepotism, let alone made her the face of freaking Chanel. 5-6 is the bare minimum, and 5-8+ is strongly preferred, for any modeling work: runway, catalog, editorial.

      • Anh says:

        @S, Vanessa Paradis is 5’3″ and became the face of Chanel @ age 19. “Paradis became a child star at 14 with the worldwide success of her single “Joe le taxi”” (Wikipedia).

      • Tina says:

        I’m very sorry, but she is not remotely as pretty as her mother or her father. Genetics are a funny thing.

    • Andrea says:

      In what world is this girl “homely”? We can all have different opinions about whether or not she has what it takes to be a successful model or actress without the exposure her famous parents gave her, but saying she is ugly is not only mean, it’s delusional. That’s not an ugly face, sorry.

      • Mere says:

        I agree, she’s homely. If they’re going to foist her on us purely out of nepotism (IMO), I’m going to be brutally honest. As brutally honest as the people who’ve rejected millions of girls much prettier than her so she can have their place.

      • Tina says:

        She’s not homely, but she’s not exceptional either. There are thousands of models in London, Paris, New York, LA, who are more striking.

  21. Col says:

    Delusional. Lily has never had to have a retail, or restaurant job to support her while she tries for years to break into the industry. She doesn’t have to wait for the bus to take her there, she has a chauffeur. These girls are hired for they’re name recognition and social media followers. She made this claim while talking about growing up knowing Karl Lagerfeld. That’s why he hired you half wit!

  22. Winnie Cooper's Mom says:

    Girlfriend, try living in a cramped and crappy apartment with 3-5 other girls. Struggle to pay bills. Wash clothes at laundromat. Delete all the contacts you made from your parents and then you can say you worked hard to get where you are. She has no clue what it’s like for real models starting from the bottom, having to scrape by and hustle hard just to get a contract for a show. This girl is super short and wouldn’t stand a chance in the real world of modeling if she had to. PS- she looks way prettier in the Vogue cover than the random pic at the bottom.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      “PS- she looks way prettier in the Vogue cover than the random pic at the bottom.”

      yeah, that’s what I said. hard to believe it’s the same person.

  23. hkk says:

    I half wonder if they don’t have a PR handler correcting them because then they wouldn’t be talked about. The reality is somewhere in between and she should be corrected.
    You are not working twice as hard as anyone, perhaps twice as hard as *you* have to because of your already famous name… because you feel you have something to prove. It’s a different meaning and hopefully closer to what she meant!

  24. Steff says:

    Take several seats, little girl.

  25. Dorothy says:

    Well I reject you as a model you look like a frog. Get used to it kiddon if you’re a real model you should feel ugly as hell right now from all the rejection at auditions because parents aside you’re not all that 👋🏽

  26. Veronica S. says:

    Oh my God, just own it! Just f*cking own your privilege. Why is this so hard for people to do? I’m in my thirties with no children, no mortgage, low school loans, and I make very good money. I have no problem saying that I’m privileged because I am white and was raised by a good mother. There are other ways I’m not – female, neurodivergent, LGBT+, raised working class – but they don’t erase what I do have. Jesus, this faux underprivileged BS that refuses to take responsibility for what gets us ahead in life drives me up a wall. Nobody is self-made. NOBODY.

    • lucy2 says:

      I agree – why not just admit it? Of course nepotism opens doors and provides opportunity and connections!
      They could say that, and then that once the door is opened, you have to work to keep your spot. If you’re good, you can turn those opportunities into a career. If not, you’ll probably fade away. Acknowledging privilege isn’t giving it credit for everything, but realizing you have advantages starting out that many do not.

      She looks so much like both parents in that last photo.

    • Sigh... says:

      “…this faux underprivileged BS that refuses to take responsibility…”

      SERIOUSLY! EVERY ONE OF US could sit down with pen & paper and list what’s “wrong,” “different,” or perceived to be “holding me back,” but would ANY of us list being “rich,” “white,” “connected,” “petite,” etc as ACTUAL flaws/impediments? It’s laughable at this point.

      Another “3rd Base-r” tryna to justify their home run when most of us can’t even get in to SEE the game, let alone play it. Just take your win and go, ma’am!

    • Leecia says:

      She really is irritating

  27. Oc says:

    I’m not sorry to say that if she didn’t was the daughter of who she is, nobody and no agency would look at her twice. It would be refreshing if her, the Hadid sisters and Gerber admitted that their parents didn’t only open the doors for them but opened the doors wide. And I don’t think they have to prove themselves. They do the minimum. Compare any of these girls’ catwalk and pics and you see that other models do better.

  28. mycomment says:

    here’s a suggestion: try getting an appointment at any modeling agency under the name roselilly derp…

  29. alyssa calloway says:

    Yeah a lot of children of wealthy and famous people don’t understand what nepotism really is. Remember when there was that big deal about Kylie Jenner being “self-made”? And every single one of them gives an interview at least once where they say “I have to work twice as hard as other actors/models/singers bc of my name!”

    For a refreshing change, I watched one of those Wired autocomplete interviews where the celebrity answers the internet’s most searched questions and Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda were the subjects. One of the questions was “why is Jane Fonda famous?” and Jane straight up goes “I’m famous because my father was Henry Fonda.” I loved her even more in that moment. Bc even though she’s had a long and successful career of her own, she recognizes that if it weren’t for the doors being a Fonda opened, she wouldn’t have it. But maybe that self awareness is something that comes with age and actual experience?

    • STRIPE says:

      Literally just watched that video last night and could not agree more.

      I work in sales and let me tell you something: getting your foot in the door is the hardest part. It’s not that you don’t have to put in real work after that happens, but that first part is the hardest and takes the most time. Fame is the same way

      Jane is an multiple award winning actress. She worked hard for that and earned it. But she knows that if it weren’t for her dad, she’d have had a harder time getting there (if she did at all) and I respect that immensely.

  30. My3cents says:

    Didn’t we have this discussion before?
    I feel a little dejavu. Every year or two we get some spawning saying these same words in different order.
    Been there, done it before.

  31. Sam says:

    Being “seen” and getting a break is 90% of modeling. These famous sprogs get it off the bat. They aren’t waiting all day everyday in a cold hallway then after hours being told “Uh, no.”

  32. Case says:

    I have no doubt she has to work extra hard to prove she deserves to be among her peers because of her parents. But she already had her foot in the door because of her parents, and that is the hardest part for most models and actors. So she may reject the idea that she has her career because of nepotism, but that’s not correct.

  33. Lea says:

    She is the epitome of nepotism.
    She is pretty, but I don’t think she has any of the charisma her mother or father had. Same goes for many of the other models with famous parents – Ireland Baldwin, Kaia Gerber, the Hadid girls, the Jenner girls, etc.
    She also sounds vapid just like the others, and I find that unfortunate because I always thought her parents had a deep side to them.

    • Cal says:

      Vapid indeed… god you’d wish for good old honest heroin chic, with her bored, tranqued-to-zombie eyes on the Vogue cover.
      The Hadids and Kendull are dead-eyed enough, but this one…..yikes!

  34. stormsmama says:

    just here to say that the ROLES may not have land on her doorstep
    but THE AUDITIONS and THE GO SEES sure did

    Getting IN the door is HALF THE BATTLE GIRL

    ugh no time for this spoiled and clueless girl today sorry

  35. PhillyGal says:

    The delusion is high with this one.

  36. HK9 says:

    What’s so hard about saying you know your last name helps in your line of work. According to other posters she’s 5’3 which would disqualify her from most modeling work. If she went at it without the nepotism she’d only be doing catalogues and work at the mall in the US soooooo stop with the ‘I work so haaaaaaaarrrdd’ and admit that it’s because of your dad mkay?

    • Harryg says:

      I’m so sick of that “I work so hard”-sentence.
      No one who really works hard ever says it. Long hours in a movie shoot do not mean working hard. Sitting in a limo for hours is not working hard. Sitting in a makeup chair for hours is not working hard.
      Working at an animal shelter is working hard. Operating children’s hearts is working hard. Night shift as a cleaner is working hard.

  37. Fluffy Princess says:

    Hahahahahahaha! O RLY? Okaaaaaaaaay. Gwenyth Paltrow tried this same BS, and no one believed that either…

  38. Wendy says:

    Oof. Guess she got her face from her mama and her ego and ability to delude herself from her daddy.

  39. DS9 says:

    “Born on third but believes she hit a home run” is the phrase we use.

    She’s pretty enough but not special enough to have broken through a sea of sameness, especially with her height.

    I’m sure she works hard or she doesn’t start booked but harder than the unknowns and umconnecteds around her? Honey, no.

  40. Heather says:

    I reject the idea that I’m short and sickly pale. Does this mean I’m now tall with a tan?

  41. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    Blah blah. Blah. Blah blah blah blah. Blah blah blah. Blah.

  42. Sarah B says:

    “Some people are born on third base and go through life thinking they hit a triple.”

  43. A says:

    She’s sort of pretty in that high fashion way, but nothing to write home about, but I loathe Karl Lagerfeld, and I side eye everyone who speaks well of him so that’s the majority of the fashion industry at this point lol.

  44. Jacob says:

    “If you’re not right for something, they’re not just going to hire you because your name looks good on the post.” Yes. They will.

  45. Mere says:

    I really wish I never had to see this girl, Kaia (so generic, and those ears, please) Brooklyn (he’s the worst of the nepo kids), Kendall, Willow and Jaden, Sailor, etc. And Catherine Zeta Jones’ kid is just awful, please give that up, it’s not happening, ever. Will self made, deserving, real talent ever be the thing again?

  46. PutnamPrincess says:

    And she gets to date Timothee Chalamet.

  47. Granger says:

    Not only does having rich and well-connected parents get your foot in the door, it also means you’re more confident about trying something like acting that, for the vast majority of people, is a job that barely pays the bills. You’ve got money in the bank, so who cares if it doesn’t work out? It’s not like you’re going to have to wait tables to make ends meet. If acting doesn’t work, you’ll just use your connections to work behind the scenes instead — or move on to something else, like clothing design.

    It’s the fear of not being able to make a living that stops a lot of people from following their dream of becoming an actor — not the fear that they can’t act.

  48. msd says:

    Far out, of course it’s nepotism. It’s like rich kids who deny being rich helps them because they “work hard” or “have talent.” They just don’t get it. You can have talent and work hard and never get the most important thing – an opportunity. Being famous and being rich gives you that chance. You may blow it, sure but you get it and you can run with it. Sigh

    Just be honest. Acknowledge it. Don’t pretend it’s irrelevant. Take a leaf out of Jeff Bridges’ book – he has said outright “I’m the product of nepotism.” Doesn’t mean he isn’t talented, doesn’t mean he doesn’t work hard; just means he got a leg up, and he knows exactly how fortunate he was to receive the opportunity.

    • Marianne says:

      I was recently watching The Wired Autocomplete Interview with Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin. They answer google questions. And one was “Why is Jane Fonda famous” and she said “My Dad is Peter Fonda”. Like, she gets it too.

      • msd says:

        Yep, Fonda like Bridges gets it. Maybe it’s an age thing – they no longer need to prove to anyone that they’re talented and deserve to have their careers? Plus being older they want to pay tribute to their parents and make sure they’re remembered. They may have been more defensive when starting out … who knows.

  49. I'm With The Band says:

    I’m so tired of nepotism babies telling us they have to work twice as hard. Oh, puhleeze. Take a seat and spare me the BS; your name is everything to a brand and it’s marketing department and you know it.

  50. Marianne says:

    Im not saying that some of these models/actors/photographers whatever dont work hard. But dont act naive like your last name isnt getting you through the door in the first place. Just the fact that you knew Karl Lagerfield as a child. How many aspiring models can say the same? That relationship, whether you like it or not, probably helped you get that job.

  51. Leecia says:

    And no she isn’t pretty . She’s usually photoshopped out of her very existence. Egghead