Brooklyn Beckham: Fame has ‘ups and downs’

August 2, 2017 GMT

Brooklyn Beckham says fame has its “ups and downs”.

The 18-year-old photographer - who is the son of soccer star David Beckham and singer turned fashion designer Victoria Beckham - admits life is tough in the spotlight because he can’t do “what most 18 year olds do” such as going out partying.

He said: “I feel like it [fame] has its ups and downs. I feel like I get opportunities that most people my age don’t get.

“But, like, I can’t do what most 18 year olds do. Like, I can’t go out partying all the time, I have to work and get up early. So it kind of has its ups and downs.”

And from a young age, Brooklyn has felt the “pressure” to follow in his dad’s footsteps but now knows he’d much prefer to carve out his own photography career.

He added to Entertainment Tonight: “I had a lot of pressure on me. Every time I made a mistake everyone was looking at me like, ‘Oh my God, like, he made a mistake.’ I still really enjoy it and I still watch it with my dad all the time. But I kinda just wanted to go in my own direction ...

“I’m actually moving to New York in August to study photography for four years. I’m really excited. Photography is [it], that’s what I really want to do. I mean, I love taking photos. So I think this is it for me. I’ve been interning for [British fashion photographer] Nick Knight, which was really fun, it was really cool to do. He’s an awesome guy. He puts me to work!”