Lily Sheen brought some of his personal experiences to the big screen.
In an interview with Los Angeles Magazine published on April 26, 23-year-old Lily talked about her latest project, The unbearable weight of massive talentand how playing the daughter of a Hollywood star is a role she knows well – the hard times and all.
movie stars Nicholas Cage as Nick Cage, a fictionalized version of himself who is recruited by a CIA agent for a high-stakes mission. Lily, who is herself the daughter of actors Kate Beckinsale and Michael Sheen—plays his daughter Addy.
“I was lucky not to have that exact upbringing,” she told the publication, “but having a father who is Nick Cage, having a family member who works in the industry, that can be difficult and relationships can crumble very easily.”
She thinks that ultimately having famous parents helped her act.
“What was really cool for me, especially as an actor and someone who found parallels with the character himself, was finding the comparisons and contradictions between me and Addy,” Lily said. .
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She later added, “So being able to find the parts of my life that related and the parts that I felt very lucky not to identify with was really interesting. I was able to forge a character out of my body that I could find catharsis in some way.”
Lily noted that she and Addy differ in one main area: Addy is “so confident.”
“She’s so strong and really aware of who she is and wants to be recognized for her own personality and uniqueness, so that’s something I couldn’t really relate to,” Lily explained. “I felt like it was a constant process for me to find my identity, and to be able to play someone who is so young and so confident was really amazing.”
But despite hints of the struggles of her upbringing, Lily went on to say her parents had been “fantastic” and “so supportive” of the film, and added that turning the tables was a nice change.
“They were really excited,” Lily said. “My mum would tell me to ask Nick all these sorts of questions, you know, very typical mum stuff. She was at the premiere with her phone filming everything and when my name came up at the end she was screaming It was really good for her to support me and for the role reversal to happen.
Lily’s parents, Kate and Michael, started dating in 1995 and separated in 2003. Lily is their only child together. And although they are no longer an item, the two have remained friends as co-parents. In 2016, Kate, Lily and Michael came together to show their bond and bless fans’ Instagram feeds with a recreation of a photo taken when Lily was a newborn.
Since their separation, Michael and Kate have found themselves in new romances. In September 2019, Michael welcomed a daughter named Lyre with Anna Lundberg. For her part, Kate has previously been linked to pete davidson and Good grace.