Sometimes I forget that Riley Keough is even Elvis Presley‘s grandkid, but I bet she doesn’t!
The girl definitely has entertainment in her genes, and she definitely resembles the King in many lights. While it may seem difficult for her to step out of his shadow, there is something she’s thankful for: that she doesn’t have The King’s last name.
The model-turned-actress daughter of Lisa Marie Presley and Danny Keough talked to NYLON magazine, saying:
The 26-year-old stunner says Elvis was “acknowledged and treated like what he is, which is a family member. It was never like, ‘He was very famous.’ I was aware of the legacy because I was around it growing up. We were always going to Graceland – but it’s never burdened me in any way really.”
“I didn’t have it as hard as my mom. I didn’t have his last name,” she adds. “There’s something about that … writing my name, it’s not Presley. That’s heavy.”
Despite her unique lineage, Riley says her mom tried to keep her grounded.
“She was like, ‘I don’t want you growing up like another Hollywood celebrity daughter.’ She was so not about that life, you know? She didn’t really put attention on it,” Keough explains. “It was there. We’d get photographed doing stuff, but I didn’t see a tabloid until I was 15.”
“I wanted to grow up before I started acting,” she adds, explaining why she waited to enter the entertainment biz. “I wanted to live my life a bit. I also really don’t like attention on me, so it was kind of coming to terms with all of that.”
Not sure how much time she got to have as an adult- she started acting and modeling at like, 18. Still, she does seem like she has a good head on her shoulders and/or isn’t completely insufferable.
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