"It’s weird to me to reduce somebody to the idea that they’re only there because it’s a generational thing. It just doesn’t make any sense," Lily-Rose shared with Elle.
Lily-Rose admitted that she felt that the internet cared way more about the whole nepotism thing than the actual "people who are casting you in things."
"People are going to have preconceived ideas about you or how you got there. I can definitely say that nothing is going to get you the part except for being right for the part," she said.
Lily-Rose's comments sparked a conversation among a ton of other celebrity offspring — and now, she's speaking out about the topic once again.
"I'm so careful about these conversations now," Lily-Rose said in a recent interview with i-D.
She continued, "I feel like my parents did the best job that they possibly could at giving me the most 'normal childhood' that they could."
But given the circumstances, Lily-Rose says she's "super aware" that it "still was not a normal childhood" and that her childhood "did not look like everybody's."
"At the same time, it's all that I know, so I have had to find comfort in it somehow," she shared. "I'm really lucky that I've been surrounded by people who value normalcy and who value real life, and I think that's the only way to exist in this world and not go insane."
Along with the public's opinion about her career, Lily-Rose says she struggles with the idea that she doesn’t deserve the opportunities she’s been given.
"You just have to jump in and have some kind of faith that, if they’ve chosen me, then hopefully, I’ve been chosen for a reason. That’s all that you can do," she said.
Lily-Rose added that her self-doubt is fuel to make her "want to work really, really hard" and not "fuck this up."
And when the public criticism does get to her, she says she tries to remind herself that no one really cares.
"At the end of the day, everybody cares more about themselves than they do you," she said. "I bring myself back down to earth and go, ‘Girl, you don't matter that much.' That's the only way to deal with it. By being like, ‘Oh my God, no one fucking cares.'"
Lily-Rose says that with the "privilege" to do what she loves, she knows there will always be ups and downs.
"We're having this conversation because I am privileged enough to get to do the job that I'm so passionate about," Lily-Rose noted. "There's good and bad sides to everything. If I have to deal with a little bit of anxiety to keep doing what I love, then I'm ready."