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The days are getting shorter, school is starting back up and winter jackets will have to be fished out of storage soon. But fear not, we’re here to lift your spirits. The fall film and TV lineups have some familiar faces who are making a name for themselves in Hollywood with the full support of their famous actor parents.
Since the dawn of Hollywood, as each generation of talent grows up, gets married (and probably gets divorced), they pull in their wake of diamonds a new brood of beautiful offspring, ready and willing to take on the daunting task of filling their parents’ shoes. And while some these roles they’re playing aren’t necessarily awards-worthy, there are some serious acting chops needed for, say, a phycological thriller co-starring Oscar-winner Olivia Colman or the titular character in a Stephen King-based horror movie. Teen Vogue has all the details below…
Name: Corinne Foxx
Famous Parent(s): Corinne is the daughter of Academy Award-winning actor Jamie Foxx
What You Can See Them In: 47 Meters Down: Uncaged is in theaters on August 16 and is the second killer-sharks-like-girls-underwater story from thriller/horror film director Johannes Roberts.
Toting a degree in public relations from USC, a three-year modeling career and acting school, Corinne is in the prime position to follow in the footsteps of her father. Though she originally felt there’d be too much pressure, she’s put in the work, and it’s paying off. She was named Miss Golden Globe in 2016 and got her first TV role that year in the short-lived MTV crime/action/comedy series Sweet/Vicious. Now it’s her big screen debut, and we’re excited to see another Foxx entertaining the world.
Name: Sistine Rose Stallone
Famous Parent(s): Sistine is the middle daughter of Sylvester Stallone and ex-model Jennifer Flavin’s three daughters.
What You Can See Them In: 47 Meters Down: Uncaged (see above)
Sistine and Corrine have a lot in common: famous actors for fathers, Miss Golden Globe titles (Sistine shared it with her sisters in 2017), a modeling career and USC. The jury is still out whether Sistine will continue her degree in communications, but it seems like she’s setting herself up for a career in acting as a fallback regardless of her ambivalent feelings about getting into it. She says that her father pushing her off a boat into shark-infested waters in Bora Bora on a family vacation a few years back has been the perfect training ground for her debut role.
Name: Alice Englert
Famous Parent(s): The writer-director-producer Jane Campion — who to date is still the only female filmmaker to nab the Palme d'Or at Cannes for The Piano (1993) — is divorced from Alice’s father, Colin Englert, who dabbled in the film biz in the early 90s.
What You Can See Them In: Them That Follow is a psychological/religious thriller coming to theaters on August 2. If you don’t like snakes, it’s going to be a hard watch.
“I'm obsessed with movies,” Alice tells Teen Vogue. “…being in them, making them, watching them.” This feels right, when it comes to the pedigree she’s born from. Her mother is one of the most prolific and talented women in film and TV, and the two just love working together. Englert says that it was “a hell of a gift” having her mother write a role for her in the second season of BBC’s Top of Lake (2017). When Englert was 12, she acted in one of her mother’s short films, and that was the beginning of her love of the craft. She also directs and writes, like her mother, so it seems fair to await many more creative endeavors by and from her.
Name: Maya Hawke
Famous Parent(s): Actors Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke
What You Can See Them In: Stranger Things, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, and Ladyworld, which drops August 2, and is Maya’s second lead ensemble role in two years.
Maya came onto the scene less than two years ago as the iconic Jo March in BBC’s Little Women adaptation, but for some reason, it feels as if she’s always been here. Perhaps it’s the utter ubiquity of her parents or the fact that her face is the perfect amalgamation of both of them, or maybe it’s that she is gracing the big (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood), the small (Stranger Things), and the indie (Ladyworld) screen all within one summer. Whatever it is, we’re here for it. And while it’s fair to assume that her parents being who they are helped her get a leg up, Maya’s put the work in with a summer at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London, a stint at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York City and one year at Julliard. (She dropped out to take on the role of Ms. March.)
Name: Francesca Eastwood
Famous Parent(s): Actors Clint Eastwood and Frances Fisher
What You Can See Them In: Awake is a psychological thriller starring Jonathan Rhys Myers out on August 19
Francesca has gone through hot and cold periods of wanting to be like her parents and absolutely not wanting to be. Her earlier career included a reality TV mishap with Mrs. Eastwood and Family, and she admits that “it was very intimidating for me to really commit to a profession that I think my parents have done very well in.” Since her indie breakout with Angels and Outlaws in 2016, Francesca has been trying to reshape her career into something a bit more tangible. Though her father and mother have been gracing the silver screen for nearly twice the length of her life, and she grew up visiting her parents on sets like The Titanic and Million Dollar Baby, she doesn’t seem to be the recipient of all that much nepotism.
Name: Lily-Rose Depp
Famous Parent(s): Actor Johnny Depp and actress-singer Vanessa Paradis
What You Can See Them In: She’s the queen to her real-life boyfriend, Timothy Chalamet, in The King, a period drama about Henry V that premieres on Netflix this fall.
Like a true artiste, Lily-Rose has been honing her skills in off-beat indies for a few years now, starting in 2014 with Kevin Smith’s Tusk and followed up in 2016 by his Yoga Hosiers. But her dual-language abilities — thanks to growing up mostly in Paris with her mother — have landed her bigger roles in French cinema like The Dancer and A Faithful Man. It seems the actress-model (those famous Depp cheekbones had her dubbed the youngest ever Chanel ambassador at age 15) is poised for a long career in entertainment, as she dropped out of high school like her father to pursue it.
Name: Bill Skarsgård
Famous Parent(s): Actor Stellan Skarsgård
What You Can See Them In: Villains, September 20, and It Chapter Two, September 6
It seems there really is a family business when it comes to the Swedish Skarsgård clan. Bill is the youngest of the three actor Skarsgård brothers — Alex (True Blood, Big Little Lies), Gustaf (Vikings) and Valter (Black Lake) — but he’s been busy building a name for himself in Sweden. Nearly a decade ago, he got his first lead in a Swedish coming of age movie, Behind Blue Skies, and made his US/UK debut in Joe Wright’s Anna Karenina as the friend of Vronsky (Aaron Taylor-Johnson). He said in an interview by his father that “the main reason why I didn’t really pursue acting early was because I thought people would say, ‘Yeah OK, here comes another one, he’s been fed on a silver plate of course he’s an actor.’” Bill, we’re glad you joined the party.
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