Lord Of The Rings star says he is proud of his 'nepo-baby' status: 'I don't ... trends now

Lord Of The Rings star says he is proud of his 'nepo-baby' status: 'I don't ... trends now
Lord Of The Rings star says he is proud of his 'nepo-baby' status: 'I don't ... trends now

Lord Of The Rings star says he is proud of his 'nepo-baby' status: 'I don't ... trends now

One Lord of The Rings actor isn't afraid to admit he hit the big time with the help of his famous parents.

Sean Astin, who plays Samwise Gamgee in the fictional hit, confessed that he never hides away from his 'nepo-baby' status.

When asked how he found success in Hollywood, he always answers with one word - nepotism. 

The actor, who is the son of Academy Award winner Patty Duke and the step son of The Addams Family star John Astin, confessed their stardom helped kick start his career.

His acting debut came in 1998 when he was cast alongside his mother at the age of 8 in Please Don't Hit Me, Mom.

One member of the Lord Of The Rings cast was not shy to admit he received help from his parents to crack the industry (L-R: Sean Astin, Elijah Wood, Dominic Monaghan, Billy Boyd)

One member of the Lord Of The Rings cast was not shy to admit he received help from his parents to crack the industry (L-R: Sean Astin, Elijah Wood, Dominic Monaghan, Billy Boyd)

When asked how he got his break into Hollywood, Sean Astin (pictured in 2019) always answers with one word - nepotism

When asked how he got his break into Hollywood, Sean Astin (pictured in 2019) always answers with one word - nepotism

The actor has bagged numerous iconic roles, including the role of hobbit Samwise Gamgee in the billion dollar franchise

The actor has bagged numerous iconic roles, including the role of hobbit Samwise Gamgee in the billion dollar franchise

Although the Stranger Things actor affirmed his nepotism title was true - he doesn't feel guilty about his journey to fame.

He told Page Six: 'Life is hard, work is hard. Finding your way in the world is hard. So when people have some good fortune, I don't begrudge that. 

'And I don't begrudge myself having been born into a family where I was given a lot,' 

The Goonies actor admitted that he felt being born and given such advantages came with a great deal of responsibility which you could opt 'to embrace or not'. 

He also joked about being categorized as a

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