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Phil Collins’ daughter Lily Collins didn’t want a ‘free pass’ in industry: ‘It was out of the question’

lily collins wanted to make it myself.

Collins’s daughter famous musician Phil Collinsspoke in a recent interview with Vogue France about making sure she didn’t get a “free pass” because of her last name.

“There was no way people would think I’m using a free pass because of my name,” Collins told the outlet via “Entertainment Tonight Canada.” “I’m proud of my father, but I wanted to be myself, not just his daughter. I was ready to wait for that to break through.”

Collins noted that her “failed castings” taught her to see acting as her “job”.

“Failed castings taught me to focus more on my job and managed to make acting my job,” she said. “But I’m not resting on my laurels: this environment is very competitive and places are expensive.”

Lily Collins revealed that she didn’t want a “free pass” in the entertainment industry because of her father, Phil Collins.
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Lily Collins and Phil Collins attend the premiere for

Lily Collins and Phil Collins attend the premiere of ‘The Blind Side’.
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Although she sings a lot like her father, the “Emily in Paris” actress explained that she did not want to follow in Phil’s footsteps.

“I like to sing. But because I wanted to go my own way, far from paternal genius, I preferred to be an actress,” said Collins.

She continued, “I’ve been in a few musicals because it’s the only setting I allow myself to sing in. Frankly, I’d be too afraid of comparisons!”

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The TV star isn’t the only famous person to touch on the “fake” idea[tism] baby” lately.

Johnny Depp’s daughter Lily Rose Depp brought up the subject during a recent interview with Elle magazine.

“The internet seems to care a lot about that sort of thing,” she told the outlet. “People will have preconceptions about you or how you got there, and I can say for sure that nothing will get you the part except you’re right for the part.”

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Lily-Rose Depp, the daughter of Johnny Depp, also spoke about the “fake baby” label in a cover story for Elle magazine.
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“The internet cares a lot more about who your family is than the people who throw you into things. You might get a foot in the door, but you still just have a foot in the door. There’s a lot of work to come after that.”

Depp then compared the situation to someone becoming a doctor, though the model noted that she was not directly comparing the two professions.

“It’s weird to me to reduce someone to the idea that they’re only there because it’s a generational thing. It just doesn’t make any sense. If someone’s mom or dad is a doctor, and then the kid becomes a doctor, you won’t are like, “Well, you’re only a doctor because your parent is a doctor.” It’s like, ‘No, I went to medical school and trained.'”

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She clarified, “I just hear it a lot more about women, and I don’t think it’s a coincidence.”

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