Some of my favourite photo shoots are those of actor mothers with their daughters when they first break into the business. Everyone is fascinated by their bond and whether the child will live up to the parents’ reputation. Same thing happens with siblings that are in the business. Even if they try to conceal any sign of competition or comparison, the press always seem to bring it up. Here are my top 5 family photo shoots and corresponding quotes.
“My playground was the theatre. I’d sit and watch my mother pretend for a living. As a young girl, that’s pretty seductive“. G.P.
“I know the pressures of being the daughter of a great actress. But it’s inspiring. You learn so much that other people don’t get to learn until later on. My father being a director, I learnt a real work ethic.” N.R.
“I grew up believing my sister was from Neptune and had been sent down to Earth to kill me. My sister Emily convinced me of it when I was a toddler. I think she’d seen ‘Invasion Of The Body Snatchers’ and her imagination ran away with her.” Z.D.
“No matter who your parents are, you have to prove yourself — to others and yourself“. E.A
“With Steven and my mom being who they are, I tend to think, what can I do that can even compare or make them go, ‘Wow’?” J.C.
A gift for concealment is an asset for an actress with such a public pedigree. In previews of Les Liaisons Dangereuses, audience members could be heard whispering, She looks just like her mother! “In the smaller theaters, it’s sometimes the first thing I hear when I walk on the stage,” she says. “And I think to myself, Just get past this.”
Why do pinup photos always have to involve a one piece swimsuit? I am certainly psychologically ready for a radical change of season, but the weather here doesn’t seem to want to let up. Cold, cold, cold, rain, more rain and even sleet! I mean, give us a break already, Easter has come and gone so I am organising my personal little protest here with a pinup session (and even though I secretly detest pollen for what it does to my sinuses-wheeze wheeze-I can sleep soundly tonight knowing I’ve done my part to revive spring from its permanent state of hibernation.)
Marlin Akerman. Swedish Bon Bon pinup
Freida Pinto. Whoever thought of this was a genius pinup
Amy Adams. All American pinup
Scarlett Johansson. Classic pinup
Katy Perry. Lolita turned Jesus pinup?
Amanda Seyfried. Pussy pinup
Marion Cotillard. Pinup à la française