Nepotism has always been a problem in Hollywood, probably because celebrity children almost always want to follow in their parent’s footsteps. Many celebrity parents make this easy for their children by giving them roles in their movies. This isn’t necessarily fair. There are people in the industry who might actually want these roles and who might be better suited for them as well. This is classic nepotism. Since there are cases of family members giving their relatives jobs, we decided to look at the 8 worst cases. Not all of these celebrity children are actors and actresses, but they are all involved in show business.
8. Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth Paltrow was born into a family that was well established in the film industry. Her father, Bruce Paltrow, was a producer/director and her mother, Blythe Danner, was an actress. Although she claims that she didn’t receive much help establishing herself as an actress, we don’t really believe her. We think she worked her family’s connections, which is how she landed a role in the film “Hook.” Her godfather, Steven Spielberg, was the director and he gave her the role of the young Wendy. How convenient!
Having good connections really helped her become an in-demand actress – that, of course, and some talent. Most people are on the fence, however, when it comes to her skills as an actress. Even her Oscar win for “Shakespeare in Love” is a contentious point. She wasn’t the most deserving, yet she somehow won. If she and her family weren’t so well connected in Hollywood, we think she would have had a very different experience.