Wednesday 17 January 2018

Eliza: I'm only good at music

Eliza Doolittle doesn't want to use her connections to build her career
Eliza Doolittle doesn't want to use her connections to build her career

Eliza Doolittle has said she is a singer because she can't do much else.

The 22-year-old, whose self-titled debut is out now, said: "I've really focused on what I wanted to do and never really thought about a back-up plan because, to be honest, I had no choice - I'm not really any good at anything else."

She added: "When I was really little, I just wanted to be a princess, but then I realised unless I married William or Harry, that would be pretty much impossible."

Eliza - whose mum is West End star Frances Ruffelle and whose grandmother is stage school founder Sylvia Young - doesn't want to use her famous connections to build her career.

"I don't want anyone to think I've just come along for the ride and got by on any connections I might have," she continued.

"All the people I work with now are the people I started with at a really young age and I've just made music with them rather than involve my family in anything. I didn't like the idea of the pressure that comes with everyone knowing my plans, and in some ways, I feel like I've got more to prove."

She added: "My mum was quite worried when I told her I wanted to be a singer. I think she'd hoped I would want to become a lawyer or something more stable, with a normal income. She knows how hard it can be."

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