Kaia Gerber and new pal Rachel Sennott step out after bonding on set of queer comedy Bottoms
Cindy Crawford‘s daughter Kaia Gerber was spotted enjoying a Los Angeles stroll with her gal pal Rachel Sennott this week.
Kaia, 21, who has followed her mother’s footsteps into the fashion business, was walking her rescue pooch Milo.
She and Rachel have just acted together in the upcoming movie Bottoms, which is billed as being about a ‘lesbian fight club.’
Kaia adopted Milo in 2020, joining the many Americans who brought pets into their homes amid the loneliness of the coronavirus lockdowns.
Since around the end of 2021 she has been involved with Austin Butler, 31, who shot to new heights of fame last year in the lead role of the biopic Elvis.
Strut: Cindy Crawford’s daughter Kaia Gerber was spotted enjoying a Los Angeles stroll with her gal pal Rachel Sennott this week
Her latest sighting comes after she covered the February issue of Elle and responded in the magazine to the ‘nepo baby’ furor.
‘I won’t deny the privilege that I have,’ she told the fashion publication. ‘Even if it’s just the fact that I have a really great source of information and someone to give me great advice, that alone I feel very fortunate for.’
Kaia, whose mother achieved international superstardom as one of the iconic Supermodels of the 1990s, said: ‘My mom always joked: “If I could call and book a Chanel campaign, it would be for me and not you.” But I also have met amazing people through my mom whom I now get to work with.’
However she insisted that a whole separate situation is in effect when it comes to her acting career, which includes the upcoming Apple TV+ series Mrs. American Pie featuring Carol Burnett and the movie Bottoms.
‘With acting, it’s so different. No artist is going to sacrifice their vision for someone’s kid. That just isn’t how art is made, and what I’m interested in is art,’ Kaia insisted.
‘Also, no one wants to work with someone who’s annoying, and not easy to work with, and not kind. Yes, nepotism is prevalent, but I think if it actually was what people make it out to be, we’d see even more of it,’ said she.
Bottoms, which is slated to premiere at South By Southwest next month, reunites Shiva Baby director Emma Seligman with her leading lady Rachel Sennott.
‘I was a fan of Emma because I saw Shiva Baby, and I was like: “No one has ever done anything like this. It’s so funny, and sad, and real, and touching,”‘ said Kaia.
Side by side: Kaia, 21, who has followed her mother’s footsteps into the fashion business, was walking her rescue pooch Milo
Details: She and Rachel have just acted together in the upcoming movie Bottoms, which is billed as being about a ‘lesbian fight club’
Details: Kaia adopted Milo in 2020, joining the many Americans who brought pets into their homes amid the loneliness of the coronavirus lockdowns
The film she was referring to was a dark comedy starring Rachel as a college student who shockingly runs into her sugar daddy at a shiva, a Jewish funerary tradition where the bereaved family mourns at home for a week.
Kaia gushed that Emma ‘has such a strong point of view, and I just, immediately, was like: “What else is she going to do?” Same with Rachel. I just thought she was so good in that, and funny, and real. I’ve always loved her stand-up.’
Social media was recently aflutter over ‘nepo babies’ who are said to have gotten showbiz careers because of family connections.
Kaia is one of a massive glut of rising starlets with famous parents, from Johnny Depp’s daughter Lily-Rose Depp to Andie MacDowell’s daughter Margaret Qualley.
Maude Apatow, whose father is Judd Apatow, and Maya Hawke, whose parents are Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman, have shot to fame in recent years as well.
Madonna’s daughter Lourdes Leon, Heidi Klum’s daughter Leni Klum and Elvis Presley’s granddaughter Riley Keough are also coming up, among others.
The online chatter around ‘nepo babies’ reached a fever pitch in December after New York magazine ran a viral cover story about the phenomenon.
Dakota Johnson, whose parents are Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith and whose grandmother is Hitchcock blonde Tippi Hedren, was one of the faces on the cover.
Family business: Her latest sighting comes after she covered the February issue of Elle and responded in the magazine to the ‘nepo baby’ furor