Riley Keough Tells 'Esquire' She Doesn't Think About Being Elvis Presley's Granddaughter
Here’s what the 26-year-old The Girlfriend Experience actress had to share with the mag:
On her famous relatives: “I was always interested in having my own money-not my family’s money. I don’t think it had anything to do with me being Elvis‘s grand-daughter. None of my drive was I need to get away from my family legacy! I wanted to save up the money to go to film school. People always ask, How crazy is it that your grandpa was Elvis and your stepdad was Michael Jackson? I make them happy and say, “Yeah, it’s soooo crazy!” But actually, I don’t think about it, ever. The reality is I knows much about my grandpa as you’d know about a grandpa you never met.”
On acting: “I had a little lucky streak from a minute, booked another movie. Booked another movie. Booked another movie. This is f–king easy. I see this with a lot of people who start acting. You go in – I got this, and you’re cocky, and people like that, so they hire you. Then you get beaten up little bit. Everything crashes. Oh my God. Am I a sh-t actor? Then you’re not so cocky.”
Also pictured: Riley spotted arriving at John F. Kennedy International Airport with her husband Ben Smith-Petersen and their pet pooch to catch a departing flight on Monday (February 15) in New York City.
FYI: Riley is wearing a Native youth coat at the airport.