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In a recent interview with German magazine Gala, the 52-year-old actor opened up about his daughter's quick rise to fame (via Telegraph). The Black Mass got candid about his hesitation, but assured he would be there for his daughter no matter what she choses. He said:
To be honest, I’m quite worried. I wasn’t expecting all this to happen to Lily-Rose, especially not at this age. But it’s her passion and she’s having fun...She knows I’m always there for her.
While there’s hardly any denying Johnny Depp’s daughter has proved to be a talented model, and even actress, it’s not surprising the father would have some reservations in just how quickly this has all taken off, especially considering Lily-Rose only recently turned 16. Back in march, Lily-Rose attended a Chanel fashion ship in New York with her mother Vanessa Paradis, a French actress and singer, and since then she was pretty much thrown into the world of fasion.
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Similarly though, Lily-Rose’s mother found fame at the young age of 14 with her hit single “Joe Le Taxi”, by 19 the actress/singer starred in a Chanel advert. Lily-Rose has also been given a number of acting opportunities since her debut cameo in Kevin Smith’s Tusk. She will be starring alongside Natalie Portman in a film about a set of spiritualist sisters entitled Planetarium. But the rising star’s work isn’t stopping there either, as she also toplines in Stephanie Di Giusto’s directorial debut, The Dancer.
At 16 years old, Lily-Rose has an entire career ahead of her. Let’s just hope she doesn’t get burnt out, or fall down the path of some of the poor decision-making child stars.