Johnny Depp has long been a household name; now it’s time for his 15-year-old daughter to follow in his footsteps. Lily-Rose Depp will star alongside her father in Kevin Smith’s next film, “Yoga Hosers.”
While this technically isn't Lily-Rose’s first on-screen appearance, its certainly her biggest. She will co-star in Smith’s follow-up to his recent film, “Tusk.” According to the Hollywood Reporter, “Yoga Hosers” will be the second in the director’s “True North” trilogy inspired by "Canadian myths and culture."
Lily-Rose is one of Depp’s two children with his former girlfriend, the French model Vanessa Paradis. The couple split in 2012 and the 51-year-old “Pirates of the Caribbean” star is now engaged to 28-year-old actress Amber Heard.
Lily-Rose’s character for "Yoga Horses" was introduced in “Tusk,” along with Smith’s daughter, Harley-Quinn Smith. They played the rather unhelpful clerks at a Manitoba gas station.
In Kevin Smith's followup, the girls will play teenage yoga nuts who have an after-school job working at a store called “Eh-2-Zed.” They get a big invitation to a 12th-grade party but have to put their plans on hold when an ancient evil rises from beneath Canada’s crust. According to THR, the two must join forces with a legendary manhunter from Montreal named Guy Lapointe, played by Johnny Depp. Fans of the first film will be pleased to learn that all the principal cast will return. Being added to the list are Tony Hale, Natasha Lyonne, Austin Butler, Adam Brody, Tyler Posey and Smith's sidekick Jason Mewes.
According to IMDB, “Tusk” was Lily-Rose’s first on-screen appearance and “Yoga Hosers” will be her second. Meanwhile, Smith’s daughter has appeared in several of her father’s films, but in no substantial role. Still, that hasn’t stopped the two lifelong friends from exceeding the writer-director’s expectations.
“Acting is a job of making choices, and Harley and Lily were making their own character and delivery choices from day one on the flick," Smith told THR in an exclusive interview. "At one point, I pulled them both aside to ask, 'You are making excellent choices without me saying anything. What adult is telling you to do these things behind my back?' The girls said they'd simply learned to act from watching movies and TV shows their whole lives. But in their case, acting and goofing around is in their blood. And it was thrilling to watch them both take their first steps in what's bound to be a lifelong passion for performance."
There is no release date for the film yet, but the girls can be seen in a promotional photo via THR. In the meantime, you can see them (briefly) in action in the trailer for “Tusk,” and behind-the-scenes photos from "Yoga Hosers."
— Lily-Rose Depp (@Lilyrmdepp) August 30, 2014
— Lily-Rose Depp (@Lilyrmdepp) August 29, 2014
Seeing as today is our Yoga Hosers first still release, here's some fun set photos of family & friends to top it off! pic.twitter.com/Lf70ZzahcM
— Lily-Rose Depp (@Lilyrmdepp) November 4, 2014