Lily Collins wanted to do it herself.
Collins, the daughter of legendary musician Phil Collins, made sure not to get a “free pass” because of her family name in a recent interview with Vogue France.
“It’s not a problem that people think I’m using a free pass thanks to my name,” Collins told the outlet via “Entertainment Tonight Canada.” “I am proud of my father but I wanted to be his daughter and not just me. I was ready for that. It was about my father.
Collins noted that her “failed castings” taught her to see acting as her “job”.
“Because of the failed performances, I learned to focus more on my work and I was able to make acting my job,” she said. “But I won’t rest on my laurels: this environment is very competitive and places are expensive.”
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Although she sings a lot like her father, the “Emily in Paris” actress explained that she doesn’t want to follow in Phil’s footsteps.
“I love singing, but I wanted to make my own way, away from my father’s genius, so I wanted to be an actress,” Collins said.
She added: “I’ve played in a few musicals because it’s the only background that lets me sing. Honestly, I’d be scared of the comparisons!”
The TV star isn’t the only celebrity touching on the idea of ”Nepo.”[tism] Baby” recently.
Johnny Depp’s daughter Lily-Rose Depp recently raised this topic in an interview with Elle magazine.
“The Internet seems to care a lot about that kind of thing,” she told the outlet. “People will have preconceived notions about you or how you got there, and I can definitely say that nothing will land you a part other than being right for the part.”
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“The Internet cares a lot more about who your family is than the people who refer you to things. Maybe you get your foot in the door, but you still have your foot in the door. There’s a lot of work that comes after that.”
Depp likened the situation to being a doctor, but the model noted that she doesn’t directly compare the two careers.
“It’s weird to me to discount the idea that someone is there because of a hereditary thing. It doesn’t make sense. If someone’s parents are doctors and the kid becomes a doctor, you’re not going to be like, ‘Well, you’re a doctor because your parents were doctors.’ It’s like, ‘No, I went to medical school and trained.’
She explained: “I’ve heard a lot about women and I don’t think it’s a coincidence.”
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