Emma Schweiger: “This constant being recognized is not for me”

Children grow up, actor Til Schweiger (59) also has to realize that. His youngest daughter with ex-wife Dana (55) is celebrating her 21st birthday today (October 26th). At this age, many young people take their first professional steps. Emma Schweiger, on the other hand, can already look back on an impressive film career. She has appeared in over ten cinema productions. She had her first small appearance at the age of three as an extra in “Barefoot”. Since then, hardly a year has gone by without a new film starring her. At the age of five she enchanted in “Keinohrhasen” and in 2011 she took on her first leading role in “Kokowääh”. But as often as she has appeared in front of the camera alongside her famous father, she is reluctant to step into the spotlight.

Emma Schweiger enjoyed an anonymous life in the USA

At the age of 13, the child star was already thinking about taking a career break and said sentences like: “I want to have something of my childhood again” and “This constant being recognized is not for me”. A year later, she realized her wish for a life beyond the public eye and moved with her mother Dana Schweiger (55) from Hamburg to her home in the United States.

Emma Schweiger completed high school in Malibu and enjoyed life “completely anonymously,” as she revealed in an interview with “Bild am Sonntag” five years later when she returned to Germany. “In America, no one cared who my father was. I think it was extremely important for me to be able to develop my personality. And to just get to know myself better.” The time in America was good for her. In Germany she had to “come to terms with being always addressed as the ‘daughter of’ and not as ‘I’.”

A topic that concerns her a lot: “Of course I’m Til Schweiger’s daughter, but that’s only a tiny part of who I am as a person.” But many people are prejudiced because of their origins. “I have always loved acting. But when you read things like that about yourself on the Internet as a young girl… it always made me very sad back then.”

Emma Schweiger recently posted a rare love revelation

While her eldest sister Luna Schweiger (26) regularly appears at events and often gives insights into her life on Instagram, Emma Schweiger has largely withdrawn and is rarely seen in public. She now also rarely posts anything on social networks. Her posting in May with a picture that showed her intimately with a young man was all the more surprising.

She also said in English: “Lovers in Coachella”. However, her loved one wasn’t visible – they both hid under a blanket at the festival.

Even though Emma Schweiger struggles with the spotlight, she loves everything “that has to do with cameras,” such as “videography, music and art.” She also found working as a director or editor interesting, she said a few years ago. “I’ve often seen my father do that on set.”

She was involved in some of his biggest successful films, such as “Honey in the Head” in 2014, which dealt with the topic of dementia and was later filmed again in an English-language version with Nick Nolte (82). This year father and daughter were seen together in “Manta Manta – Second Part”. And even now that she’s 21, viewers don’t have to do without her: The friendship comedy “The best is yet to come!” will be released in German cinemas on December 7, 2023.

Jean Harris

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