Sofia Coppola Reacts to Daughter’s Viral Video About Being Grounded

Sofia Coppola and Romy Mars
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Sofia Coppola has reacted to her 16-year-old daughter, Romy, going viral on TikTok — regardless of not being allowed on social media.

“We had been raised to be so non-public, and social media is so the alternative of how I grew up. So it was one of the simplest ways for her to be rebellious,” Coppola stated in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter revealed on Wednesday, August 23. “I acquired a lot of compliments on her filmmaking. And comedy. She’s humorous. However individuals discussing my parenting publicly shouldn’t be what I might’ve hoped for.”

In March, Romy — who’s the eldest daughter of Coppola and musician Thomas Mars — posted a TikTok of her cooking dinner whereas she was grounded. (The couple, who tied the knot in 2011, are additionally the mother and father of daughter Cosima, 13.)

“Make a vodka sauce pasta with me as a result of I’m grounded,” Romy stated within the now-deleted clip. “I attempted to constitution a helicopter from New York to Maryland on my dad’s bank card as a result of I needed to go to a camp good friend.”

Romy went on to clarify that she determined to make a video — regardless of her mother and father’ needs she would keep off social media — as a result of she was already in hassle.

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“My mother and father’ greatest rule is, like, I’m not allowed to have any public social media accounts. Right here’s why,” Romy stated earlier than exhibiting off her dad’s Grammy award, which he earned along with his band Phoenix. “They don’t need me to be a nepotism child, however TikTok shouldn’t be gonna make me well-known so it doesn’t actually matter.”

Romy’s household doesn’t start along with her well-known mother and father. Her grandfather is known director Francis Ford Coppola, who helmed The Godfather, Apocalypse Now and others, incomes 5 Academy Awards, six Golden Globe Awards, two Palmes d’Or and extra accolades all through his profession.

Within the clip, Romy additionally shared a glimpse of her babysitter’s boyfriend and a canine, referring to the duo had been her “substitute mother and father” and claimed that her precise mother and father “ are by no means dwelling”

Whereas Romy initially thought her video wouldn’t be a giant deal, the clip took social media by storm and made a number of headlines. And regardless of Sofia not wanting her daughter on-line, the director not too long ago joined Instagram herself. She made her first publish in October 2022 to share that she was engaged on her newest venture, a biopic about Priscilla Presley primarily based on her memoir, Elvis and Me.

“Again to work!” she penned on the time. “Excited to be telling Priscilla’s story.”