Romy Coppola Mars, the daughter of Oscar-winning filmmaker, Sofia Coppola, and Thomas Mars, the lead singer of Phoenix, has become an internet star with her viral TikTok video.
Sofia Coppola has always kept her 16-year-old daughter Romy Coppola Mars out of the limelight, but now she's going viral on TikTok. Her mother is an Oscar-winning filmmaker and her grandfather, Francis Ford Coppola, shot one of the greatest movies, "The Godfather." Given the family lineage, Romy has inadvertently become an internet star.
In a clip she shared on TikTok, the 16-year-old revealed that she was grounded by her parents "because [she] tried to charter a helicopter from New York to Maryland on [her] dad's credit card because [she] wanted to have dinner with [her] camp friend." The 49-second cinematic masterpiece is quite something with varying degrees of dramatic tension and shocking family revelations.
In the video, Romy shares that she's about to make vodka sauce pasta but admitted she had to Google the difference between onions and garlic. After the viral video was promptly deleted from TikTok, it was reposted on March 21 to Twitter, amassing more than 5 million views.
Introducing her babysitter’s boyfriend, Romu says in the clip, "My parents are never home, so these are my replacement parents." The video, which the internet is living for right now, is a piece of art filled with self-satire and slapstick comedy.
However, all this fuss around teenage fame on the internet could be what Mr. Mars and Ms. Coppola were trying to avoid. Romy did not intend to become a new sensation in the family line, saying she was going against her parents' rule not to have a public social media account. "They don't want me to be a nepotism kid," she explains. "But TikTok is not going to make me famous, so it doesn't matter."
this tiktok of sofia coppola’s daughter… this means so much to me pic.twitter.com/6AQtWNhAgG— savannah bradley ~* (@savbrads) March 21, 2023
If you follow Hollywood, you might know about the deeply entrenched nepotism in the industry. While some were lucky enough to win the genetic lottery, others had to make do by merely having connections and knowledge of how to play the game.
Actors, models, rock stars, influencers and singers who just happen to be the children of actors, rock stars, models, directors and producers are a common theme in Hollywood. Recently, celebrities have opted out from posting pictures of their children on social media, especially due to the public's hunger for nepo baby content. Jessica Maddox, an assistant professor of digital media at the University of Alabama, spoke with The New York Times about the public's interest in this particular video.
"We have a celebrity kid who hasn't been in the public eye much, which added to the mystery," explained Maddox. "Even though the ridiculousness of trying to charter a helicopter with your dad's credit card is completely foreign to most of us, I think people resonated with the idea of being a teenager whose parents wouldn't let her leave the house. In the realm of teenage rebellion, this was pretty wholesome—but people will be asking her about vodka sauce for the rest of her life."
Vodka sauce or not, Twitter users were more interested in how beautifully the satirical video was shot.
this whole video is a cinematic experience, you can be outraged, cry, laugh, be confused, laugh some more and the second watch is even better than the first— Anna b. (@Nobuthearmeout) March 23, 2023
9/10 bc it should've been longer lmao
10/10 job trying to teach her parents a lesson about trying to teach her a lesson.— Nova Scotia What? (@nova_what) March 21, 2023
"Ground me and I will start doing all the other things that would get me grounded, and throw you under the buss as absentee parents.
Probably should have just let me charter that helicopter."
"A perfect short film, we have a third generation of Coppola directors," said @nick_field90. "Given her lineage, it's quite possible that Part II of this film series would be even better than the first," tweeted @BlairMowat. "This redeems her grandfather for the third 'Godfather' movie. The curse is lifted. Absolution is granted. The world will finally know peace," quipped @callahan_deej97.
"The babysitter BF really ties the video together nicely," added @Trojan81. "Who hasn't tried to charter a helicopter with their dad's credit card to fly them to see their camp friend without telling their parents? Teens will be teens," joked @DolphinsRich.