Los Angeles – Corinne Foxx, 25, and Sistine Stallone, 21, may not be sisters but you will find a lot of things common about them and their lives.
Both of them are models and actresses. Both are daughters of famous father-actors – Corinne is the daughter of Jamie Foxx and Sistine is the daughter of Sylvester Stallone.
Both were former Miss Golden Globes – Corinne was in 2016 and Sistine was in 2017 when she shared the title with her sisters Scarlet and Sophia.
And today, both are doing the survival horror film, “47 Meters Down: Uncaged” helmed by Johannes Roberts. The sequel to “47 Meters Down” (2017), the movie is about a group of girls who scuba dive to a sunken Mayan city only to be trapped by a group of hunting sharks. Corinne portrays Sasha while Sistine is Nicole in the movie.
We talked to both girls in separate interviews and below are excerpts of our conversations:
Did you ever compare notes with Sistine?
“Instantly me and Sistine had this connection because we’d been through a lot of the same things growing up with a famous parent. There’s just certain struggles and certain challenges and certain life events that other people don’t experience. So I felt very close to her right off the bat and we can both relate to following in our parent’s footsteps and what that means to us and what we want to do with our career.”
How would you describe your childhood growing up with a famous father?
“It took me a long while to even realize that my dad was an A-list actor. I always just thought he was this funny, goofy guy and it wasn’t until he won his Oscar that I was like oh okay, he’s really a big deal. So yeah, I’ve always just thought of him as my dad which is I know, hard to believe, but I really see him as a goofball and I’m embarrassed just like every other daughter is of their dad. So I feel like I grew up like ‘Hannah Montana,’ where I had a very normal life at home— I had chores, I had summer jobs, and then every once in a while, I get dressed up and go to the red carpet.”
Were you bullied because your father is famous?
“No, I just went through what normal kids go through. High school is hard and it sucks sometimes and so it was just the normal mean girls who were catty and that’s just the age that we were at unfortunately.
“I did feel like isolated at one point and felt very alone and then I just had this revelation that I’m not going to let this define me, this is all going to end at some point. I’m going to graduate, and I wanted to take my experience and turn it into something positive, so I came back my senior year and I did this bullying prevention program.”
What are your ambitions as an actor?
“I’m still really new and so I’m open to anything and seeing what fits for me. I always shied away from comedy because my dad’s a comedian and I thought he’s really funny and I’m not that funny. But I’ve recently been exploring comedy more and realizing that I really love it and maybe it’s in my blood too. So I would be excited to do a comedic project, maybe one day. In the meantime, I’m developing a podcast right now and also I’m writing a lot…”
Is it harder to succeed when you have a famous last name than if you were an unknown?
“Breaking into the entertainment industry is difficult for everyone. Obviously I have different challenges than somebody else but I also have incredible opportunity and I get a lot of doors open for me. But once I get in that door and I’m in that room, I have to work a little bit harder to prove myself. There are a lot of stigmas against me but obviously I have incredible opportunity and I very, very much realize that.”
How was it growing up in an acting household?
“I didn’t really have any interest in doing it because it was always around and my mom and dad really enforced education on us and that was a priority, so we weren’t ever really allowed to try out for anything until we all graduated school. So I was going to college, and I thought why not, get out of my comfort zone and I did some auditions. One thing led to another and this script fell on my lap and I was so excited and I loved the first one. The audition process was really long but I was really excited that they chose me.”
So how was it just being on set?
“The best experience ever. I would call my mom every day and I’m like swear, this is like Summer Camp. I went to bed happy every single night because I knew I got to wake up and do it again. Just the people itself made the whole experience for me. I became instantly so close with the other girls and the director and the producers. Everyone was just so lovely, it felt like it wasn’t work. We just got to run around in bathing suits and be young teenage girls. It was the best. It did not feel like work. I can honestly say if I never act again and I stop here, I ended on such a high note I’m good.”
What did your dad say when he found out that you were going to be an actress?
“He didn’t want to be too excited. He wanted to play it a little bit cool. Obviously, he now loves that I’m coming to him for advice on his work, because before we were just annoying kids being, like stop acting dad! Now he’s excited that we are able to relate and bond in a different area. Both my parents are so supportive, so if I said I wanted to do this or that, they would have been happy either way. But he’s really proud and excited that I’m doing this.”
Is there a possibility of doing a female Rocky?
“You know what’s funny, I’m always bouncing ideas off of him and I’m like ‘Hey, you should put me in the next movie,’ and he goes ‘Absolutely not!’ He goes ‘You are not going to be in a movie with me’ and I go ‘Why, that’s so horrible.’ He goes ‘If you want something enough, you have to work and go get it yourself,” which I am like okay…I understand where you are coming from.”
How would you describe your childhood growing up with a famous dad?
“It was extremely normal. People obviously assume that you always have paparazzi following you and you are always on the red carpet when you are a kid but in a way that was my normal, I didn’t really know any other way of life. My parents kept me so sheltered and protected from anything in the industry and they really waited until we were ready, again until we graduated high school, until we were mature enough to want to make that decision to pursue this or that. So my childhood, honestly I wish I could go back and do it again. If I could be half the parent that my mom and dad raised, then I would be so happy.”