The “Atlanta” creator addressed the need of creators like Zoë Kravitz and Malia Obama to prove themselves professionally after growing up in the spotlight.
Donald Glover spoke about the difference between artists and entertainers… and the children of both.
In an interview with The Wall Street Journal Magazine, “Atlanta” creator Zoë Kravitz applauded her directorial debut with “Pussy Island,” which she also co-wrote.
“I know she feels the pressure,” Glover said of Kravitz’s need to be seen as more than “the daughter of,” citing the respective fames of her parents, Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonets. “There’s always a pressure like, ‘I really have to do something good or else people will say it’s not because I’m creative.'”
The “Mr. and Mrs. Smith,” the showrunner continued, “A lot of artists think they’re artists, but they’re actually entertainers. She’s actually someone who says, ‘No, I know when someone is lying to me. I know when I’m really looking good. I know when my stuff is really good.” I think she’s refined that. And that’s hard to do when you’re isolated in this old bubble or people just think you have a pretty face.”
According to WSJ, Glover also compared Kravitz’s career drive to former first daughter Malia Obama, who is the author of Glover’s upcoming Amazon Prime Video series Hive.
Glover added that Kravitz’s “Pussy Island” screenplay, which she has rewritten several times in the wake of the #MeToo movement, is a “dangerous” story to tell. “It feels really dangerous for a woman to write this story about power,” Glover said.
The psychological thriller “Pussy Island” revolves around waitress Frida (Naomi Ackie) who is invited to a private island owned by tech mogul Slater King (Channing Tatum). However, when Frida finds herself in Slater’s inner circle, she learns that the remote property harbors a dark secret.
Kravitz addressed her “fear of judgment” in her directorial debut.
“The truth is that with almost anything I do, if I can take it to the point where I really think it’s good, then I can let go of things that I don’t care about as much worrying about what other people are thinking,” Kravitz said. “I was reminded that I am an artist. Being an artist doesn’t mean everyone loves you or everyone thinks you’re hot. It’s about expressing something that hopefully will start a conversation or inspire people or make them feel seen. I think I’m at a point right now where I don’t want to express myself through a caption or a tweet. I want to express myself through art.”
Recently, Gwyneth Paltrow, the daughter of Tony winner Blythe Danner and the late director-producer Bruce Paltrow, addressed what Gen Z calls Hollywood’s “nepotism babies.”
“I mean, look, I think it’s fair because as a kid you have access from someone that other people don’t, so the playing fields aren’t level in that regard,” Paltrow admitted during Hailey Bieber’s Who’s In My Bathroom. to ?” YouTube series. “However, I really feel that once you get your foot in the door that you trespassed on, you have to work almost twice as hard and be twice as good.”
The Oscar winner continued, “People are willing to put you down and say you don’t belong there and it’s only because of your dad or your mom or whatever the case may be.”
https://www.indiewire.com/2022/08/donald-glover-more-pressure-celebrity-children-1234752520/ Donald Glover: Zoe Kravitz, Malia Obama Endure “pressure” to succeed