Model Dylan Penn, the daughter of Hollywood stars Sean Penn and Robin Wright, finds the idea of her starring in her first film hilarious.
The 22-year-old star, who is about to begin shooting her debut film role in Condemned, has said she won't be too upset if her new career doesn't work out.
Speaking to Treats! magazine, Penn said: ''I'm trying out this whole acting thing...it's hard to say for me because I've rejected it my whole life until now. I literally can't say it without laughing.
"My truest passion is writing, so I continue to do that on my own while seeing what all the buzz is about being in front of the camera.''
She added: ''I start my first movie at the end of the month with Eli Morgan Gesner, who I cannot wait to work with.
''I swore I would never do a horror film, but when I read the script and met him I couldn't resist. It just seemed like it would be so much fun to make and I really wanted my first experience to be just that. Plus, three weeks in New York... in the spring... and getting paid for it?! **** yes!''
Penn, who is rumoured to be dating Twilight star Robert Pattinson, has insisted she's glad she wasn't raised in Los Angeles, saying: ''I was raised outside of San Francisco in Marin County in a small, suburban town called Ross, and I couldn't have chosen a better, more beautiful place to grow up.
''I don't deny that I had a very privileged upbringing, but my parents and that town maintained a sense of normalcy that I think many people find hard to achieve and I am so grateful for that.''