Lily-Rose Depp opens up about imposter syndrome in Hollywood: 'Hopefully I've been chosen for a reason'
Lily-Rose Depp has shared her struggles with imposter syndrome at the beginning of her Hollywood career.
The actress, 23, who is the daughter of Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis said she now accepts she has been "chosen for a reason".
Speaking to i-D magazine, she said: "You just have to jump in and have some kind of faith that, if they’ve chosen me, then hopefully I’ve been chosen for a reason. That’s all that you can do.
"By that same token, I think that there’s nothing more exciting than being like, ‘Wow, I’m so nervous. I feel so challenged by this. How on earth am I going to pull this off?’
"You could ask for no better fuel to make you want to work really, really hard. ‘Okay, I really don’t want to f*** this up, so let me work as hard as I possibly can to make sure that I have left no rock unturned.’
"If you’re not scared, then what’s the point? I like the fear a little bit.”
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Imposter syndrome is defined as the difficulty in believing that you deserve certain opportunities and successes.
In November, Depp – who is to star in the upcoming series The Idol from the creators of Euphoria – responded to people who called her a"nepo baby".
Speaking to Elle magazine, Depp said: "People are going to have preconceived ideas about you or how you got there.
“I can definitely say that nothing is going to get you the part except for being right for the part.
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“The internet cares a lot more about who your family is than the people who are casting you in things.
"Maybe you get your foot in the door, but you still just have your foot in the door. There’s a lot of work that comes after that.”
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