Bitch Six-time Oscar nominee’s daughter Zooey Deschanel claims she’s not a Nepo baby

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Zooey Deschanel and her sister Emily Deschanel are both very successful actresses. Emily was the star and creator of bones For twelve seasons, Zooey was an indie-darling turned TV-star, and she’s currently shuttling between TV and film, plus she’s engaged to one of the Property Brothers. Before Emily and Zooey were achieving great success as actresses, the name “Deschanel” was already famous in Hollywood. Her father, Caleb Deschanel, is a distinguished cinematographer and director of photography, and his CV dates back to the 1970s. Caleb Deschanel has worked with directors such as Hal Ashby, Barry Levinson, William Friedkin, Richard Sheridan. He has been nominated for six Oscars. That’s a big deal! But according to Zooey, being the daughter of a six-time Oscar-nominated cinematographer father does not equate to “nepotism.”

Zooey Deschanel has denied that her six-time Oscar-nominated father and actor mother made it easy for her to break into the film and TV industry. The New Girl star has in recent times been branded a “Nepo Baby” – a term that refers to the beneficiaries of “nepotism” and is given to celebrities with family ties, giving them special access to rare occasions. Is.

Deschanel’s father is Caleb Deschanel, a cinematographer who has worked on films including The Lion King, The Patriot, My Sister’s Keeper, and The Passion of the Christ. He has also contributed to other classics including The Godfather and Titanic. He has been nominated for Best Cinematography at the Academy Awards six times for his work on The Right Stuff, The Natural, Fly Away Home, The Patriot, The Passion of the Christ and Never Look Away. Meanwhile, the Elf star’s mother is Twin Peaks actor Mary Jo Deschanel (formerly Weir), and her sister is Bones and Spider-Man 2 star Emily Deschanel. In an interview with Lewis Howes on The School of Greatness podcast, Zooey denied that her family made it easy for her to become an actor.

“It’s funny because people say, ‘Oh, nepotism’, I’m not like that. my dad is a dp [director of photography, another term for cinematographer], No one is getting a job because their father is a DP. It definitely isn’t.”

However, she admitted that she received some “creative” help. “My mother is an actor and my father is a cinematographer and director. I can’t possibly emphasize how much creative help I had from my family unit. My father is a great creative mind and talented person. My mother is a great actor and very caring. When I didn’t have an acting coach, my mother would train me, she would help me, read the lines with me. She will be very helpful. I used to have a lot of good discussions with my father about films and filmmaking. Both of them will help me. My father also used to read the lines with me and give instructions. Then there is a sister who is an actor. It just automatically creates a community around you, and how much our communities help us – whether it’s our families or our found communities.

[From The Independent]

I just… why can’t anyone admit this and acknowledge their privilege?? Why do we have to go through this every time?? This brings up another thing I was wondering about, which is: Don’t these people understand the concept of nepotism? It seems like these stupid Nepo babies think that nepotism is exclusively “My mom called the director and got me the role.” While it’s certainly nepotism, it’s much more than that – it’s got a famous name, an inside track within the industry, a well-connected father who has worked with some of the best directors in the industry for decades. This is me stepping inside the casting office and the casting director saying “Oh, ‘Deschanel’ is your father Caleb, and are you Emily’s sister?” At the same time she says, “No, I’m not a Napo baby,” she’s literally describing all the privileges she had growing up in a creative, well-connected Hollywood family!

Photos courtesy of Avalon Red.

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