Jamie Lee Curtis Joins Nepo Baby Debate, Acknowledges Advantages – The Hollywood Reporter

Jamie Lee Curtis has joined the chorus of celebrities weighing in on the so-called “Nepo baby” debate.

Curtis, the daughter of actors Janet Leigh and Tony Curtis, made her professional acting debut at age 19 in a 1977 episode of the TV series. Quincy, ME

Earlier this week, New York Magazine Published by A Feature The title “The Year of the Nepo Baby” describes the genealogy of several Hollywood people who have famous parents and other relatives who work in the entertainment industry. Various charts of the story – incl This is oneIt featured Curtis and other famous people – exploring how nepotism gave them some industry advantage or played a role in each of their successes.

Curtis weighed in with a pair on Friday Post On Instagram, she noted that she’s been acting with that episode since she was 19 (she’s 64 now). QuincySo that makes her the “OG Nepo Baby”.

“What qualities hired me that day, I never understood, nor will I ever understand, from my first two lines. Quincy After nearly 44 years as a contract player at Universal Studios for this last amazing creative year, not a day goes by in my professional life without being reminded that I am the daughter of movie stars,” she wrote. “The current conversation about Neepo babies is designed to minimize and try to be dismissive and hurtful.”

In her post, which included a photo of the toddler with her family, The Halloween The actress noted that she doesn’t try to “pretend it’s not there” for having A-list parents but questioned the generalization that she or others born into famous families lack talent.

“For the record I have navigated 44 years with the advantages that my relative and reflected fame has brought me, I will not pretend that none exist, I will try to say that I have no value of my own,” he wrote. “It’s interesting how we immediately make assumptions and make snide remarks about someone else who is famous in their field for their art that somehow they don’t have any talent. I have come to learn that this is not true. I’ve adapted and shown up to all different kinds of work with thousands upon thousands of people, and every day I’ve tried to bring integrity and professionalism and love and community and art to my work. I am not alone. There are many of us. Dedicated to our craft. We are proud of our lineage. Stronger in our belief in our right to exist. ”

He ended his post by mentioning the movie 2022 Everything everywhere at once, Awards Contender, in which he starred opposite Michelle Yeoh.

“So, in these difficult days when the world is so angry, we can try to find that quiet voice, that wonderful movie, everywhere, that reminds us once…

“Self-instruction:

“Be kind,

“Be kind;

“Be kind:”

Curtis is the latest to weigh in New York The article went viral. Others include O’Shea Jackson Jr., son of rapper, actor and filmmaker Ice Cube; Lily Allen, daughter of actor Keith Allen and filmmaker Alison Owen; and Lottie Moss, half-sister of Kate Moss.

See Curtis’ full post below.

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