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Day-Lewis son steps out of dad's shadow

TALK about shedding your image as the son of an Oscar-winning Hollywood star.

The son of Irish actor Daniel Day-Lewis has firmly stepped out of his father's shadow after releasing his first hip hop single – about drugs and mental health.


Gabe Day-Lewis also discussed the pressure of being the son of a world famous actor in the song, which is produced by hip hop artist J Cole.

The 18-year-old student starts by introducing himself as the "bipolar stoop kid taking care of biz". As the track Green Auras continues, Gabe tells how he feels about having a famous dad.

"Call me Gabe Day and not Gabe Day-Lewis, because if you're trying to call me out I'm 'bout to Gabe Day-Lose It," read his lyrics.

"For those that know my dad, he's in films right, so my life has been more exposed than yours has. I know what fame is, judging someone for their dad is just as bad as being racist."

The teenager appears with friends from New York-based Sarah Lawrence College in the video. He is the son of Lincoln star Day-Lewis and actress Isabelle Adjani. The couple dated for six years before splitting in 1996.

Day-Lewis, who lives in Co Wicklow, has two other sons Ronan (15) and Cashel (11) with wife Rebecca Miller. He became an Irish citizen in 1993 and holds British and Irish dual citizenship.