Tragically, Kobe Bryant was not able to achieve everything he set out to do in the next phase of his career, but his legacy lives on in his kids. In a recent interview with IMG Models, his oldest daughter, Natalia, discussed how her father continues to inspire her to this day.
“My Dad,” she stated when asked what motivates her.
Natalia Bryant recently started her first semester at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. While there, she plans to pursue a career in film, a passion that her father fostered years ago.
"My dad and I would always watch as many movies as we can and we'd go on movie marathons," she explained.
"And then we'd always analyze as many movies as we can and we'd talk about it for months. Anywhere we'd go we'd just keep talking about different films and how it, like, reminds us of where we are."
Her father took his passion for films and turned it into the Academy Award-winning short film, Dear Basketball. If Natalia has anything to say about it, she will bring home a few more Academy Awards in the future.
"In 10 years, I want to win an Oscar. I'm not sure for what, or for what Oscar category, but that's on my list. And I want to make a film where I can incorporate fashion and those fashion aspects," he said.
"I think combining my two passions, that's just amazing. I want to be able to do that."