Oscar-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow has shared her candid thoughts about nepotism in Hollywood. The star opened up about how the film industry and even fans treat star kids who want to enter the same line of work as their famous parents.
In a chat with Hailey Bieber for an episode of her YouTube series, Paltrow, who is a star kid herself, raised some points about nepotism in Hollywood. The actress, who is the daughter of director Bruce Paltrow and actress Blythe Danner, said that celebrity kids aren’t as advantaged in the industry as some may think.
“As the child of someone, you get access other people don’t have, so the playing field is not level in that way,” she shared.
She did, however, go on to add, “I really do feel that once your foot is in the door, which you unfairly got in, then you almost have to work twice as hard and be twice as good.”
She reasoned, “Because people are ready to pull you down and say ‘You don’t belong there’ or ‘You are only there because of your dad or your mom.””
Giving advice to other ‘nepotism babies’, the actress, who last featured in the multi-billion dollar film ‘Avengers: Endgame’, said that star kids “shouldn’t limit” their dreams. “Nobody in the world, especially anyone who doesn’t know you, shouldn’t have a negative impact on your path or the decision that you make,” she added.