Ah, Lily-Rose Depp has all the self-importance of a young Willow Smith.
While usually I think the daughter of Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis is just being a kid and trying to figure things out, sometimes the stuff she says just sounds so…entitled. In a recent interview, she talks about wanting to act but not wanting to take classes, and dropping out of school because she wants to do that, and her parents did that too so she can’t really have them holding her accountable. All in all it feels really hard not to hate her, especially after French Vanity Fair called her an “icon in the making.” Gag.
On acting: “For me, it’s simple: I like to act,” she tells the magazine. “It frees me. I want to make it my craft.” Her immersion, she says, came with the territory: “I was backstage at my mother’s concerts; on [my father’s] films, as well as my mother’s.” Acting lessons, she concedes “may come later.”
On leaving school to “pursue her passion:” Noting that by her age, both her parents had already left school, Depp says with a laugh: “They were in no position to tell me, ‘Get your diploma first.’ ”
On being exposed to film making early on: “It’s there that I really took a liking to filmmaking,” she says. “I loved getting under the character’s skin. I had fun. It vibrated inside me.”
Do you like her, or do you wish she’d go back to school and reenter the public eye as less of an obnoxious teen?