Eliza Doolittle - Doolittle Denies Using Family For Career Help01 March 2011
Doolittle Denies Using Family For Career Help
The Pack Up hitmaker shot to stardom in Europe last year (10) following the release of her self-titled debut album.
It later emerged her father is playwright and stage director John Caird, her mother is famed theatre star Frances Ruffelle, and her grandmother Sylvia Young runs the U.K.'s biggest stage school, which has spawned artists including Amy Winehouse, Billie Piper, and former Spice Girl Emma Bunton.
But Doolittle is adamant she has never used her famous family to advance her career - because she wanted to be recognised for her own talents.
She tells The New Review magazine, "It was more that I just wanted to get known for me, and my music, and just actually do something without anyone... I just didn't want to use it to my advantage, even if it was just talking about it. I didn't want to use anything. I just wanted to do it by myself.
"I hope people don't think that because my mum and dad are in the theatre, there are some kind of connections or anything. Cos I have done this by myself. I haven't used anything that they could have had. I don't even know if they do have any connections on my side of the industry. I think my mum knows a few people, but I've never wanted to use her connections."
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