Sofia Coppola's Daughter Making Pasta on TikTok Might End Nepo Baby Discourse

"Is this an onion?"

BY Sydney BrasilPublished Mar 23, 2023

As the nepo baby debate chugs on without losing any steam, one might think that blatant displays of privilege by famous kids would be universally scoffed at by the internet. Think again!

Enter Romy Mars — daughter of Sofia Coppola and Phoenix bandleader Thomas Mars — whose since-deleted TikTok has led to her being called an "icon." In the video, the 16-year-old Mars details her attempt to make pasta after being grounded for attempting to charter a helicopter to see a friend.

It's clear that Mars is playing up how out-of-touch she is for comedic effect, and it all ends up being a surprisingly charming tale of teenage rebellion. Quickly, we learn that she doesn't know the difference between onion and garlic as she admits to looking up photos of each on her phone — blissful ignorance at its finest. 

At one point, she holds up a shallot, asking her audience, "Is this an onion? Cause I feel like this doesn't look like an onion, this looks like the inner workings of a ballsa—" as the shot abruptly cuts off.

Mars also reveals that her parents likely won't approve of her new venture into online filmmaking: "I thought I would do this since I'm already grounded because my parent's biggest rule is like, I'm not allowed to have any public social media accounts, here's why," she says before holding up a GRAMMY presumably belonging to her dad. "It's because they don't want me to be a nepotism kid, but TikTok is not gonna make me famous, so it doesn't really matter."

She also takes the time to introduce Ari, her babysitter's boyfriend, and you start to feel for her: "My parents are never home, so these are my replacement parents." When asked how he feels about the "helicopter fiasco," Ari replies, "I like fiasca, cause it's like feminine," to which Mars hilariously replies, "Oh, it's Women's History Month, so."

After Ari leaves to get Mars some more ingredients, she instructs us to return for a part two, where she'll actually make the pasta — a sequel that would never come to be. It can be assumed that her parents saw the video, as it amassed over 46.4 million views as of time of publication. 

We hope you enjoyed the only glimpse we will likely ever get of the Coppola/Phoenix house while it lasted. Watch the video — which lives on through Twitter — below.

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