Allison Williams joins ‘Nepo Babies’ talk, says there’s no need to be defensive

By Corey Atad.

Allison Williams speaks on thNew YorkMagazine-speech of inspired nepotism with a decidedly different take from fellow stars with celebrity parents.

The magazine’s deep dive into the invisible web of family ties that makes up the media industry, and how Hollywood’s time-tested practice of giving the children of famous celebrities a boost on the ladder, has sparked waves of discussion. who rubbed some famous faces. way.

Williams, who is the daughter of former ‘NBC Nightly News’ anchor Brian Williams and television producer Jane Gillan Stoddard, touched on the double-edged sword of nepotism and privilege in a conversation with Wired.

« I didn’t want anyone to see me grow, learn, change, change, » the actress says of her role as Marnie Michaels on HBO’s « Girls. » « I really cared for people to understand that I was a hard worker, as if somehow that would absolve me of that privilege. »

Williams shared that she felt she had « something to prove, » but quickly realized that pretending that privilege didn’t exist wouldn’t make it go away. “Part of humanity is this evolution. Once I started figuring that out, it took the pressure off of looking perfect all the time,” she told the outlet.

« There’s no conversation about my career without talking about how lucky I was, » Williams notes. “It’s no loss to admit it. If you trust your own skills, I think it becomes very easy to recognize.

O’Shea Jackson Jr., son of rapper, actor and filmmaker Ice Cube, offered a similar perspective on Twitter last week.

Jackson got his start playing his father in the legendary hip-hop group NWA’s 2015 biopic, and has since scored various roles that make him a talent in his own right. He’s appeared in ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’, ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’, ‘Ingrid Goes West’, and more – which he pointed out in his tweets, couldn’t have happened without his father took that first step.

“But none of that. NOTHING. OF. THIS. It’s like that without my father’s love. The work he has done to bring us to a place of opportunity. And to me to ignore that or not accept and use as a guide would be foolish and disrespectful. I am grateful and I use his teachings on a daily basis,” he shared.

“To people who are 2nd, 3rd or any number of generational talents/wealth. Embrace this shit. Because it is something that has been happening for centuries,” he added. « Don’t let anyone put it into your head that you should feel bad or that your accomplishments are less than they are. Bust your ass! Do the work! And leave something for your kids to do same thing! It’s not a shadow you have to step out of! It’s an empire you grow into! But it all starts with love for yourself. Love for those who came before you. A strong spirit & WORK .”

On the other hand, Kate Moss’ half-sister, Lottie Moss, had a more controversial take on the discussion.

« I’m so sick of people blaming nepotism for why they aren’t rich, famous or successful, » the 24-year-old wrote, in a series of since-deleted tweets. Although she added that she understood that « it’s not fair for people from famous families to have a boost because of this », Lottie fell short of the old adage that life does not is not fair.

« But guess what? » she continued. “Life isn’t fair – if you focus on one thing, you can accomplish anything! So instead of being negative about the success of others, try creating your own!

In a separate tweet, Lottie acknowledged the privilege she had of « being related to a huge model », but said that « shitting on others because of it makes NO sense ».


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