Lily-Rose Depp didn't have acting ambition
- Bang Showbiz
- 28 May 2016
Lily-Rose Depp never had any big acting ambitions until she started working and realised how much she enjoyed it
Lily-Rose Depp never had any big acting ambitions.
The 17-year-old star may be the daughter of Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis, but she insists she had no great desire to follow in their showbiz footsteps until she actually started working.
She said: "I mean, I never really thought I wanted to be an actress until I actually started working. So when that opportunity presented itself I was just like... I realised that's what really makes me happy and that's what makes me feel comfortable and everything.
"I just love losing myself in a character, I think it's the most liberating job in the world."
The teenager is thankful her parents are very supportive but knows they wouldn't have been able to persuade her to pursue an alternative career even if they weren't happy about her becoming an actress.
She said: "I'm very independent and my parents support me in whatever I do...
"I don't think they would really be in the right position to warn me against the industry."
The 'Dancer' actress - who can be seen alongside her famous father in upcoming comedy horror 'Yoga Hosers' - values her family above everything else.
She said: "I love family. Sacrifices come with everything, especially in this industry, but personally I wouldn't sacrifice my relationships in my life for work because I think you don't have anything if you don't have love and you don't have people close to you that care about you and keep you grounded. So that's something I wouldn't sacrifice."
Lily-Rose stars alongside Natalie Portman in upcoming fantasy drama 'Planetarium' and has great admiration for her co-star.
She told Britain's HELLO! magazine: "She's incredible. I've always looked up to her as an actress.
"And she's really just a sweet, down-to-earth person, so yeah, she's great."