Like father, like daughter!
Johnny Depp’s daughter, Lily-Rose, will make her Hollywood debut in director Kevin Smith‘s upcoming horror comedy Yoga Hosers, co-starring her famous dad. Lily-Rose, 15, is Depp’s daughter with his ex-longterm love Vanessa Paradis. The pretty, stick-thin teen will play the lead role opposite director Smith’s daughter Harley Quinn Smith in the new movie.
Protective father Depp wanted his kids Lily-Rose and Jack, 12, to grow up out of the public eye. They spent the majority of their childhoods living in the South of France. But the family now lives in Los Angeles, evidently easing Depp into the idea of letting his teenage daughter follow in his acting footsteps.
“We are thrilled to be making a teen comic book movie with Harley Quinn Smith and Lily-Rose Depp,” Executive Producer Kim Leadford told Us Weekly. “The timing couldn’t be more perfect as so many production companies are struggling to find content to fill a serious void in the market of female superheroes and antiheroes. And, it’s pretty exciting to have their dads making the film with them.”
The girls will star as 15-year-old yoga-obsessed girls, both named Colleen. The film will be the second installment in Smith’s True North Trilogy about Canadian myths and culture.The action-adventure follows the Colleens as they go up against an ancient evil threatening to ruin their school party. They battle the big baddie with the help of a legendary man-hunter from Montreal named Guy Lapointe (Depp).
“People always ask me ‘Are you ever going to make a comic book movie?’” Smith told Us. “This is it — but instead of yet another dude saving the day, our antiheroes are the most feared and formidable creatures man has ever encountered: two 15-year-old girls.”
Lily-Rose’s first onscreen appearance is actually in another Smith flick. She and Harley have cameos in Kevin’s previous film Tusk, starring Justin Long. His character stops briefly at a convenience store in the horror dramedy, where the girls work. Their characters in Hosers are spin-offs from that. Johnny also had a brief appearance Tusk, which will premiere in September at the Toronto Film Festival. Long will also appear in Hosers.
I watched the trailer for Tusk and it looks very scary. It reminds me of The Human Centipede, in that the characters are held prisoner and being operated on and turned into something new. I am a huge Justin Long fan but I don’t know if I am up for this creep show of a movie (his character is held prisoner and is being turned into a walrus by his captor, a mad fisherman). But apparently if he is in the following movie his character must live?
Lily-Rose actually has a blog where she describes herself as “just your average 15 year old.” She writes, “People constantly ask what it’s like to be a ‘celebrity’s kid’ or at the attention of strangers,” she wrote in April. “I gain a lot and I lose a lot.”
Doesn’t Lily-Rose look a ton like AnnaSophia Robb?! I think they look so much alike! AnnaSophia actually came into my restaurant (the same week The Carrie Diaries got cancelled, I felt badly) and was totally cute, teeny tiny, and very sweet.
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