Nicole Kidman‘s niece Lucia Hawley has revealed that she is suffering ‘imposter syndrome’ after scoring a new gig as a red carpet reporter for the E! network.
The journalist, 25, tells Media Week that the job is a ‘dream’ for her, but she sometimes doubts herself.
‘I would say my confidence has really been tested in this role, especially in this industry, and that’s been really good for my mental health,’ she said.
‘I think imposter syndrome is a really big thing and really prevalent, especially when you get a role like this because I’ve been chasing it for so long, and then when you finally have it, you think, “What, me?”‘
Lucia said that getting the new job is ‘pretty surreal’ but she always had her ‘eyes set on moving into broadcast’.
Nicole Kidman ‘s niece Lucia Hawley (pictured) has revealed that she is suffering ‘imposter syndrome’ after scoring a new gig as a red carpet reporter for the E! network
‘It was a dream, because I’ve watched all the coverage since I was a kid, and then being able to be like, “Wow, this is my job now,”‘ she said.
Lucia, who is the daughter of Nicole’s sister Antonia Kidman, recently spoke about nepotism and admitted that she comes from a ‘privileged life and background’.
She said that her family connections have made her more determined to prove herself in the industry.
She told Woman’s Day: ‘I would never deny my privilege and I actually, totally hold my hand up and say, ”yeah, I’m privileged, I come from a really privileged family and I’m so grateful for the opportunities that have come my way because of it”.
‘The only thing I can do is work hard and make an individual name for myself and prove myself.’
Lucia said that getting the new job is ‘pretty surreal’ but she always had her ‘eyes set on moving into broadcast’
Discussing her ‘nepo baby’ title, she added: ‘If that’s the worst thing being said about me, then so be it.’
The term ‘nepo baby’, short for ‘nepotism baby’, stems from a recent article published by New York magazine calling out U.S. celebrities who used their famous parents and relatives to build their careers.
Among those named were Jaden Smith, the son of actors Will and Jada Pinkett Smith; Zoë Kravitz, the daughter of rock star Lenny Kravitz and actress Lisa Bonet; and Maya Hawke, whose parents are actors Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke.
While the phenomenon is nothing new, the term ‘nepo baby’ has become an increasingly popular term to describe it.
Last month, Lucia signed with major talent management agency Chic Talent after she landed the coveted gig of red carpet reporter for the E! network.
‘Incredibly excited to announce the signing of [Lucia]to our roster,’ they announced via their Instagram page.
‘Lucia is the new host of the iconic Live from E! red carpet coverage for 7Bravo.’
Lucia is the daughter of Antonia Kidman, a former television presenter-turned-lawyer who is the sister of Oscar-winning actress Nicole Kidman.
‘I would say my confidence has really been tested in this role’ she said. ‘I think imposter syndrome is a really big thing and really prevalent, especially when you get a role like this’. Pictured in 2018 with Nicole and Keith Urban
Lucia is the daughter of Antonia Kidman, a former television presenter-turned-lawyer who is the sister of Oscar-winning actress Nicole Kidman
Her grandfather was Antony Kidman, the late Australian psychologist and academic, who died from a heart attack in 2014 at age 75.
The signing came days after Lucia explained why she shouldn’t be labelled a ‘nepo baby’ despite her enviable showbiz connections.
As the new face of Live From E!, the aspiring journalist will attend the biggest events in Australia, interviewing celebrities and reporting on the hottest fashion moments.
While some may accuse Lucia of using her ‘nepo baby’ connections to further her media career, she’s insisted she worked hard to land her ‘dream job’.
‘I’ve been working towards this,’ she recently told The Sunday Telegraph.
In her interview, Lucia did admit her mother’s work as a TV presenter was beneficial for her career, but only because it taught her ‘perspective’ rather than opening doors.
Lucia is pictured with aunt Nicole and grandmother Janelle in 2018