The actress who starred in “King Of Staten Island” is also the daughter of writer-director Judd Apatow and actor Leslie Mann which has made many fans opine that she benefits from their status, hence the name nepotism baby.
Maude has had to carry that tag since she started featuring in movies made by her father. She recently spoke candidly about her emotions towards the term, stating that she does not allow it to affect her and intends to put in more effort to live up to her expectations.
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‘I Try Not To Let It Get To Me’
In an interview with Net-A-Porter, Maude addressed the nepotism baby moniker that many individuals, especially on social media, have placed on her. She admitted that she was first upset about being labeled with the word when it first started happening.
“At first, I was sad,” the actress said. However, these days, Maude has not been too concerned about the tag, admitting that she was lucky to have been born to two Hollywood elites, Judd and Leslie. The actress intends to put a lot of effort into proving herself to the public, much like other individuals who were labeled initially as nepotism babies but ultimately triumphed in the acting profession.
She added, “A lot of people [in a similar position] have proven themselves over the years, so I’ve got to keep going and make good work. It’s so early in my career, I don’t have much to show yet, but hopefully, one day I’ll be really proud of the stuff I’ve done by myself.”
Maude Apatow Is ‘Always Hard’ On Herself
Knowing she has a lot to prove to her naysayers, Maude shared that she works extra hard to ensure she lives up to that expectation. The actress also admitted that doing so has a downside as she overly criticizes whatever she puts out to the public.
“I’m always hard on myself,” Maude admitted. “Sometimes I get in my head and think, ‘Why would anyone want to hear what I have to say?’ Then I tell myself, it doesn’t matter, it’s just entertainment. I try to clear my head of any of those thoughts.”
While many might still doubt that the actress has the resolve to fulfil her goals, she has no plans to stop proving it, as per her statement in an interview with LA Times.
“I’m gonna spend my whole life trying to prove myself as an individual. It’s really important to me to show that I work really hard, because I do. I want to be an individual,” she told the publication.
Maude Apatow Attended The Venice Film Festival
Despite her busy schedule, Maude still finds time to get involved in other things, including gracing film festivals. A few days ago, the actress starred on the red carpet of the annual Venice Film Festival held in Italy.
Per People, she donned a black strapless dress that showed off her shoulders and firmly fitted to her shape. She matched the ensemble with a necklace that had an arrowhead-like tag. The actress also let her brown tresses cascade to her shoulders to complement the overall look.
At the event, Maude teamed up with her fellow co-star from “Euphoria,” Sydney Sweeney, who also wore a black armless gown. The pair also took several pictures together on the red carpet in cute poses, showing off their close friendship, which started on the drama series.
Maude Apatow’s Film Features
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Maude is anticipated to make a comeback in “Euphoria’s” third season when it airs later. She plays Lexi Howard, the younger sister to Cassie – played by Sweeney. Her character lives in the shadow of her older sister for the majority of her adolescent years, constantly feeling like an outsider and a spectator in her own life.
Maude also stars as Justine in the AMC+ animated series “Pantheon.” The series followed a collection of short stories by Ken Liu in The Apocalypse Triptych and premiered on September 1, 2022, on the streaming service.
The actress previously made an appearance in the 2020 film “The King of Staten Island,” which starred comedian Pete Davidson in a lead role. She also starred in Sam Levinson’s 2018 satirical dark comedy “Assassination Nation.”