The daughter of Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis gave a great interview to colleague Keira Knightley.
For 22-year-old Lily-Rose Depp, 2021 is rich in premieres. This year, four films with her participation should be released. In one of the pictures - the comedy "Silent Night" - the daughter of actor Johnny Depp and singer and actress Vanessa Paradis starred with Keira Knightley. The famous partner of the young actress on the set interviewed her colleague especially for Interview magazine.
Keira asked Lily-Rose about her career, and about how the famous surname affects her, about her family and brother , who is not a public person at all, and also how such different French and American cultures harmoniously coexist in the actress.
About the difference of cultures
I identify equally with both cultures. My father is a typical American, and my mother is French, and I grew up both in the USA and in France. I don't know if I feel like I have different personalities, but I think I'm closer to the American sense of humor than the French one. I speak exclusively French with my French family and exclusively English with my American family. I always spoke French with my mother. It was important for her and for me ... When I have children, I will definitely want them to speak both French and English. Thanks to this, you can have a secret language. When my brother and I were in the same American school, whenever we wanted to say something that was supposed to stay between us, we could say it in French and no one understood us!
About Brother Jack
He is three years younger than me, but there were moments when we crossed paths at school. It's not like he wants to do business with me. He said, "Don't even come near me with your friends." And I thought, "Don't you want the cool older girls to come talk to you? What's wrong with you?" But now we are best friends.
On comparison with parents
Of course, there was excitement. But these thoughts are completely normal. At times like these, I had to remind myself that we are all different people. I'm not an actor like my dad or my mom, I'm a separate person. So every time in those moments, I had to think that obviously you are an extension of your family in the sense that it has contributed a lot to who you are, but that doesn't mean you can't become an independent creator or that your art in itself is not valuable.
About the acting profession
I didn't go to drama school. In fact, when I was currently filming Generation Voyager, I was so impressed and scared, because almost all the actors came from insanely prestigious and incredible theater schools (Lily-Rose's partner was, among others, the famous Hollywood actor Colin Farrell - Ed.). And I thought, "I didn't do any of that, and you guys are so good." I started seeing a performing arts coach in New York, she is amazing. She taught me how to work with instincts and improve them with really useful and creative techniques. Every time I come out of a training session, I feel like I was in therapy because I feel emotionally and creatively alive.
Lily-Rose Depp, the eldest child of American actor Johnny Depp and French singer and actress Vanessa Paradis, was born on May 27, 1999 at the American Hospital in Paris. Before school, Lily-Rose lived on the Plan de la Tour estate, not far from Saint-Tropez, and went to study in Los Angeles. When her parents separated in 2012, Lily-Rose began to live in two countries, in two cities - in Los Angeles and in Paris. Johnny Depp's daughter did not choose a profession, her fate was predetermined. She played her first film role at the age of 14, signed her first major contract with Chanel at 15. When the girl was barely 17, she appeared on the cover of Vogue.
Lily-Rose does not comment on her personal life. It is known that she met fashion model Ash Stymest, whom she broke up with in 2018 after two years of relationship. In January 2019, at the Golden Globes, Lily-Rose appeared arm in arm with actor Timothée Chalamet. And although the young people did not comment on their joint exit, journalists and fans proclaimed them a new couple. However, already in April 2020, it became known that such a couple no longer exists : Us Weekly exclusively received confirmation of this sad news. In addition, Timothy appeared on the pages of the May issue of British Vogue, where it was indicated that the actor was single.