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Maude Apatow is well-aware that the internet has dubbed her one of Hollywood's Nepotism Babies, and was asked about what she thinks of the title during a new interview with Net-a-Porter.
Explaining that at first she was "sad" due to not being judged on her talent, she said "I try not to let it get to me because I obviously understand that I’m in such a lucky position. A lot of people [in a similar position] have proven themselves over the years, so I’ve got to keep going and make good work. It’s so early in my career, I don’t have much to show yet, but hopefully one day I’ll be really proud of the stuff I’ve done by myself.”
Maude also shared the advice she's received from her dad Judd Apatow, saying “My dad always told me acting is tough because you never know what’s going to come next. He always encouraged me to write. You can shoot a movie and really hope it will work, but you don’t know how they’re gonna edit it. To not have any control of that is scary sometimes, so I try to do other things.”
And actually, both her dad and her mom, Leslie Mann, are super involved with her career: “Dad always reads what I write, but I have to be at a certain point. I’ll wait until I’m almost done and then get notes from him. I get annoyed because he’ll come up with a better idea, but he’s super-helpful. So is my mom.”
But ultimately, Maude's her own toughest critic: "I’m always hard on myself. Sometimes I get in my head and think, ‘Why would anyone want to hear what I have to say?’ Then I tell myself, it doesn't matter, it’s just entertainment. I try to clear my head of any of those thoughts. You can’t constantly judge yourself: it’s such a creativity killer.”
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