Jamie Lee Curtis wades into ‘nepo baby’ debate


Actress Jamie Lee Curtis.

Jamie Lee Curtis is the OG baby nephew (Image: Reuters)

Nope, the baby nepo conversation is far from over, with Jamie Lee Curtis weighing in, calling herself the “OG nepo baby” and blowing up the current conversation.

The discourse on the so-called ‘nepo baby’ (short for nepotism) has been trending in recent days following an article published in New York Magazine, in which several celebrities, Lily Allen and Lily-Rose Depp, are discussing the popularity and success of children. already born into influential families.

The bombshell article also highlighted stars including Maude Apatow, Dakota Johnson and Ben Platt, discussing how they got started, with the cover line: “She’s got her mother’s eyes.” And the agent.”

Halloween star Jamie Lee, 64, whose parents are movie stars Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh, did not take too kindly to the article and responded in defense of her work ethic despite her illustrious upbringing.

In a lengthy statement alongside photos with her parents, she wrote: “I’ve been a professional actress since I was 19, which makes me the OG Nepo Baby.

“I’ve never understood, or even understood, what kind of qualities got me hired that day, but from Quincy’s first two lines as a contract player at Universal Studios to this last impressive creative year, 44 years later, there’s not a day. My professional life goes by without reminding me that I am the daughter of a movie star.

Janet Leigh and Jamie Lee Curtis.

Jamie Lee previously said she got a “leg” in the horror film Halloween because of her mother Janet Leigh (Photo: Jim Smeal/Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)

“The current conversation about Nepo children is designed to try to diminish and belittle and hurt them.”

He continued: “I don’t sail 44 years on the benefits that my fame and reflected fame have brought me, I don’t try to say I’m worthless on my own.”

Actors Janet Leigh and Tony Curtis with their children.

The star’s parents were famous actors Janet Leigh and Tony Curtis (Photo: Richard C. Miller/Getty Images)

“It’s funny how we immediately make assumptions and snide comments that someone related to someone else who is famous for their art in their field would somehow not have any talent. I’ve learned that’s simply not true.’

The star said she has “suited up and shown up for all kinds of jobs with thousands of people and every day I’ve tried to bring honesty and professionalism and love and community and art to my work.”

He said: ‘I am not alone. We are many. Dedicated to our craft. Proud of our lineage. We strongly believe in our right to exist.”

Jamie Lee Curtis.

Jamie Lee has had a successful career in Hollywood (Photo: Michael Kovac/The Hollywood Reporter via Getty Images)

Referring to his latest film Everything Everywhere All At Once, Jamie Lee said: “So in these difficult days when there is so much rage in the world, we can try to find that quiet voice that reminds us of a great film, EVERYTHING, AT ONCE. Remembering my friends @robreynoldsstudio as we are told, NOTE TO HIM: BE LORD, BE LORD, BE LORD.’

In a 2019 interview with The New Yorker, Jamie Lee admitted that she got a “leg” from her famous parents after auditioning for the Halloween role “many” times.

She said: “I heard it many, many, many times. And then it was between me and another woman, whose name I know but will never say publicly.

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Lily Allen also took part in the debate (Photo: Taylor Hill / Getty Images)

“I’m sure I was the daughter of Janet Leigh and Tony Curtis and my mother was in Psycho, if you’re going to choose between this and that, choose the one whose mother was in Psycho, because. will get some press for you.’

Jamie Lee said she will never ‘pretend’ she got the role off her back, adding: ‘Obviously, I had a leg.’

In response to the article, Kate Moss’s half-sister Lottie Moss quit Twitter after criticizing the “rich and famous” for not blaming nepotism.

Before deactivating her account, Lottie acknowledged the “chances” she’s had in life, but insisted that people shouldn’t “fuck” others.

Kate Moss with her sister Lottie Moss.

Lottie Moss quit Twitter after her comments sparked criticism (Image: Shutterstock)

While Bono’s daughter Eve Hewson set a target for herself by jokingly giving the title, Smile singer Lily also sparked a media frenzy against critics of nepotism babies, saying many are “starved for stability and love”.

The 37-year-old artist, who is the daughter of actor Keith Allen and film producer Alison Owen, tweeted: ‘The baby nephews you should be worried about are the ones working for law firms, working for banks and working in politics.

“If we’re talking about real-world consequences and robbing people of opportunities. BUT that’s not my business.’

In another tweet, she added: “And before I come down on you for being a baby boy, I’ll be the first to tell you that I deserve literally nothing.”

However, Lily later admitted that being the child of famous and influential parents has given her her “privilege” and “so many opportunities”.

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