Hopper Penn, Son Of Sean Penn And Robin Wright, Continues To Deny The That Nepotism Has Anything To Do With Him
Hopper Penn, perhaps best known for his role in 2018’s Hamilton County Jail, the reality show which earned $25,000 at the bond office, in which he played Sean Penn and Robin Wright’s son waiting to be bailed out on possession charges for weed, shrooms, and amphetamines, recently waded into the murky waters of the nepotism debate and, like a chicken with a thimble full of water, immediately drowned. During an E! News segment he did with his mom, while promoting his latest project, a movie produced by his mom in which his mom plays his mom, Hopper admitted that while “every movie I’ve done has been with a family member,” he doesn’t “think it’s nepotism.” Even though, as he himself admitted, he was “given the opportunity with almost no preparation,” and “it was able to kind of just fall into [his] lap,” as if by magic. But according to Deadline, after giving it a bit more thought, Hopper has come to the conclusion that he said what he said.
Hopper, star of 2017’s Meth Rehab, another reality show in which he played himself, says he “doesn’t give a shit” if people call him a nepo baby because “I’m never going to see those people!” To which those people collectively breathed a sigh of relief. Deadline reports:
Hopper Penn is an actor with famous parents but says he’s not a “nepo baby” and he doesn’t care what people think of him.
The son of actor Sean Penn and House of Cards star Robin Wright is rejecting any notion that he is a “nepo baby,” the kids of famous parents. Penn stars in Devil’s Peak with his mother and during a recent interview opened up about what he thinks of the infamous label.
“I don’t give a shit about that, because I’m not one,” Penn told Yahoo! Entertainment.
Hopper apparently wasn’t even aware that the N-word existed prior to 2021 when Ben Stiller dipped his toe in the water and found it a bit too hot for his liking. And, of course, I mean the N-word as in “nepotism” in this instance. Hopper was well acquainted with the other N-word, as evidenced by his breakout role in 2013’s Like Father Like Son, in which Hopper hopped to a paparazzo spewing the vilest of hate speech.
Penn recalled the time he worked on Let Me Go the Right Away, a film directed by Steven Spielberg’s daughter Destry and written by Stephen King’s son Owen.
“It came up when we were shooting,” Penn said. “Destry had shown me an article calling it a ‘nepotism film’ and I just laughed about it. I was like, ‘They’re just pissed that they’re not in the movie!’ And then Ben Stiller backed us up, and he also comes from an actor family. So I really don’t care — I’m never going to see those people.”
I wish I could say the same for him, but his
incredible drive and talent parents are making it impossible!
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