Director Sofia Coppola has shared her reaction to the viral TikTok video of her teenage daughter Romy mocking the fact that her house arrest was imposed for trying to use her father’s credit card to fly a helicopter from New York to charter to Maryland.
Thanks to the quickly deleted clip the 16-year-old posted in March, Romy has been dubbed the “ultimate Nepo baby” as she joked she’d spend her time at home making a vodka pasta sauce — despite knowing me don’t know the difference between garlic and onions.
Reflecting on her daughter’s very public rebellion in a new interview, Sofia admitted her child knew it was the “best way” to piss off her parents.
The 52-year-old Marie Antoinette filmmaker told The Hollywood Reporter, “We were raised to be this private, and social media is the opposite of what I grew up with.” So for her, it was the best way of being rebellious.”
Sofia Coppola has finally shared her reaction to the viral TikTok video of her teenage daughter Romy mocking the fact that she was grounded trying to charter a helicopter
Romy, 16, uploaded a clip to TikTok in March in which she revealed she had tried using her father’s credit card to charter a helicopter from New York to Maryland to attend a dinner party
Sofia – the daughter of acclaimed director Francis Ford Coppola – announced that they had found that the family’s talent for storytelling and filmmaking had clearly manifested itself in the next generation.
She continued, “I’ve had a lot of compliments on her filmmaking.” And comedy. She is funny. But having people discuss my parenting publicly isn’t what I would have hoped for.’
In the clip, Romy could be seen trying to while away the hours of her house arrest by creating a storm in the kitchen – before bizarrely introducing viewers to her “surrogate parents” and claiming that their parents were never home were.
In the video, Romy – whose parents are filmmakers Coppola and Thomas Mars, lead singer of indie pop band Phoenix – could be seen speaking to the camera from her family’s kitchen as she prepared to prepare the vodka pasta sauce – before making a series of revelations.
She began, “I’m grounded for trying to use my dad’s credit card to charter a helicopter from New York to Maryland because I wanted to have dinner with my camp friend.”
The teenager, who has a 12-year-old sister, then gets ready to start cooking but is quick to admit, “I don’t know the difference between garlic and onions.”
‘I just have to google pictures of onions on my phone.’ I’m embarrassed.’
Romy continued, “Also I figured I’d do that since I’m already grounded because my parents’ number one rule is that I’m not allowed to have any public social media accounts…”
Romy’s parents are famed filmmaker Coppola (pictured together) and Thomas Mars, lead singer of indie pop band Phoenix
She joked that she would spend her time at home making vodka pasta sauce — despite not knowing the difference between garlic and onions
“Because they don’t want me to be a nepotism kid, but TikTok isn’t going to make me famous, so it doesn’t matter.”
Then she holds up one of her ingredients to the screen and says, ‘Wait, is that an onion?’ Because I have a feeling that doesn’t look like an onion.’
Then the camera cuts to show her babysitter’s friend petting the family dog.
Romy explained, “This is Ari … my parents are never home, so these are my surrogate parents.”
It appeared that she then asked Ari to go to the store to buy ingredients for her before the clip ended.
At one point, the camera catches her babysitter’s boyfriend petting the family dog, before claiming that her parents are “never home.”
Luckily, other social media users got to see the clip’s funny side as they rushed to the comments to share their thoughts
Luckily, other social media users got to see the clip’s funny side as they rushed to the comments to share their thoughts.
One said: “Sofia Coppola has won an Oscar and a Golden Globe but somehow she failed to teach her daughter what a shallot is.”
Another joked, “With Sofia Coppola’s daughter, you do nepotism right.”
And a third wrote: ‘Why did Sofia Coppola’s daughter delete this?’ It’s art.’