Elizabeth Hurley’s Son Damian Rejects Term ‘Nepo Baby’, Says Moviemaking “it’s blood, sweat and tears”

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British actress and model Elizabeth Hurley’s son, Damian Hurley, has been called a “Nepo baby” by some media outlets. But the 22-year-old filmmaker is ditching the term, which was coined on TikTok and refers to the child of a celebrity pursuing a similar career.

“Obviously having the connections that I do absolutely got me in the door to start with,” Damian, whose A-list godfathers include Hugh Grant, Elton John and David Furnish, told to the PEOPLE Magazine . “I’d like to think I’ve kept myself there.”

Elizabeth Hurley's Son

Damian continues, “There’s nothing remotely glamorous about making a movie — it’s blood, sweat and tears. And if you don’t make it, you’re cut within seconds,” Damian is the writer and director of the thriller Strictly Confidential, in which his mother is a star.

Since his childhood, Damian’s dream has been to become a filmmaker. His mother, who has featured in films like Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, bought him a camera as a gift.

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“From that moment on, he literally filmed us nonstop,” Elizabeth told to the outlet. “He wrote scripts. He bullied every friend and family member into making his little mini films, which he carefully wrote out in a Word document as a script before he started.”

And for the people who had roles in his early movies? “I tortured pretty much everyone. I tortured, obviously Mum, I tortured my godfather, Hugh, a lot. My former stepfather, Shane played many a lead role,” adds Damian, referring to the late cricket player Shane Warne, who was Elizabeth’s fiancé at the time.

Elizabeth Hurley's Son

After Elizabeth welcomed Damian (whose biological father is late American film producer Steve Bing) in 2002, she took “seven or eight years” off from filming “for the very reason that I didn’t want him to grow up on a set and having tutors in a trailer and stuff. I wanted him to have a very regular life,” Elizabeth explains.

However, Damian became enthralled with her when she returned to work in 2011 for a spell on the first Gossip Girl. “He loved it. He loved it so much,” she continues. “And he was like, “Oh, I wish all my life had been like this.” I was like, ‘Ah, I gave up eight years, so you wouldn’t have this.’ So that was one of life’s ironies.”

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