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Rob Lowe, his son discusses the notion of “Nepo Baby”

Rob Lowe, his son discusses the notion of “Nepo Baby”

Rob Lowe and his youngest son, John Owen Lowe, 28, will be seen together this month in ‘Unstable‘.

The young actor spoke of being compared to his famous father:

“The number of times I was compared to my father and the number of times he was brought up in conversation made me so uncomfortable that I wanted to get away from him as much as possible” .

As John Owen tried to pursue a career in stem cell research and finance, he admitted he couldn’t ignore the urge to explore acting. So it’s no surprise that he’s set to appear Netflix’s Unstable with himself and his dad.

The Parks and Recreation actor and his son also touched on the term and phenomenon “Nepo baby.”

The term became popular in 2022 after internet user Meriem Derradji tweeted about actors Maude Apatow, daughter of director Judd Apatow and Leslie Mann, being cast in Euphoria. The term has negative connotations.

“My perspective is that there’s a healthy conversation out there somewhere,” John Owen told Men’s Health.

“I’m always more than willing – and I think it’s important – to acknowledge that I’ve had opportunities that others haven’t. I got my foot in the door that most people don’t, and I’m grateful for that. And what’s also true is that after you get your foot in the door, you have to prove yourself. There is a difference between the children of nepotism who have just been encouraged and supported on this and those who have worked hard and care about what they are doing.

On the other hand, Rob said, “I’m just saying, are you telling me the world would be better off if Kirk Douglas didn’t have Michael Douglas?”

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