If you follow fashion, celebrities, kewl teenz, or the children of the rich and famous, Lily-Rose Depp is about to be in your life a lot more from now on—particularly after this weekend, when Yoga Hosers debuts at Sundance, featuring her first starring role—so you might as well learn who, and why.
Lily-Rose Depp, as you may have gleaned, is the magical 16-year-old spawn of American actor Johnny Depp and French singer/model Vanessa Paradis. Clearly she’s been in the spotlight for much of her short life, though her parents did a decent job of giving her a relatively normal and private childhood, having raised her and her younger brother Jack mostly in a village in France. But as Depp’s grown into a young woman, she’s been popping up increasingly in the fashion world, as a muse to Karl Lagerfeld; as the face of Chanel eyewear; and at various fashion shows, most recently with her father and his girlfriend Amber Heard at a Stella McCartney party, where Johnny’s band performed.
At a Chanel Mademoiselle Privé exhibit in London, October 2015.
This year in particular, Depp started making moves in fashion spreads, as she completed her sophomore year in Los Angeles. (She lives part time with Depp there, and part time with Paradis in France.) Most recently, she appears on the cover of British fashion magazine Love, out in February, a 16-year-old for their “Sweet 16" issue.
Though she looks amazing thanks to the ever-brilliant style direction of Katie Grand, so far the accompanying text leaves Depp as a bit of a mystery. In an post, Stella Maxwell, Depp’s model best friend and former fling?/girlfriend?/something? of Miley Cyrus, briefly described her friendship with Depp:
“With 7 billion people on our planet the odds of meeting any individual are inconceivable, let alone meeting someone you appreciate and love as a dear friend. Someone like Lily. She’s one in 7.3 billion. Literally.”
And in a post called “5 Minutes with Lily-Rose Depp,” we learn the teenager loves The Wizard of Oz, Quentin Tarantino, and acting.
Yoga Hosers is the follow-up to Kevin Smith’s Tusk, a movie in which Lily-Rose Depp had a small role as Colleen Collette, a disaffected convenience store clerk, alongside Smith’s own daughter Harley Quinn Smith (yes, like the comic character).
Tusk was a comedy horror about a podcaster (Justin Long, already on an uphill struggle) who specializes in uncovering genetic aberrations and “freaks,” only to be brutalized and mutilated into one himself—a walrus hybrid— after one weird trip to Canada. Though it was widely panned, its spin-off about Colette and her disaffected friend, Colleen McKenzie (Harley Smith), seems more promising, if only because teenage girls are inherently, infinitely more interesting than middle-aged male podcasters. IMDB’s Yoga Hosers plot summary:
Two teenage yoga enthusiasts team up with a legendary man-hunter to battle with an ancient evil presence that is threatening their major party plans.
Okay! No trailers are available at present, but Smith offered this little nugget:
So, with a burgeoning career at such a young age one might be tempted to write off Lily-Rose Depp as another vapid celeb baby, all the privilege and none of the depth (or DEPPth... sorry), but a look at her social media presence points otherwise—she seems like a pretty chill, pretty normal kewl teen, enjoying/lampooning such things as school...
...sexual fluidity (dad Johnny already knew, though)...
...fashion (and her mom)...
Finally, even preternaturally beautiful model/actors still have that kinda awkward school ID photo (because no one is ever allowed to look even a smidge better than OK in those things). The photographer probably made a very stupid joke right when he snapped the pic.
Please enjoy young celebutante role model Lily-Rose Depp, the future of your world!
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