Phillips spoke to Fox News about her unique upbringing, getting discovered and why she can’t wait to earn her wings.
A very sociable and likeable star with many male friends, Jennifer says that she thought it would be nice to hang around Phil Laak – as friends.Sam Simon is a poker fan himself, has appeared on the Game Show Network’s “High Stakes Poker.” Oddly enough, Sam played against Phil Laak during one session.Simon has cashed in the WSOP Main Event twice, including a deep run in the 2007 Main Event, when he finished 329th out of 6,358 players.Fox News: Is it true you cried after watching "La Bamba" because you thought your father had died? And although this wasn’t a secret, I kept saying to myself, “Why shouldn’t I be proud and talk about it with people?Phillips: La Bamba came out before I was born, so when I was 5 I saw it. So when I saw it, I was like, "Oh my gosh, my dad died! Then my dad came home and I was very, very confused. I’m here.” After that movie, I was able to understand it more… ” Fox News: Why did you choose to keep your celebrity parents a secret? ” After two years being on my own, I just thought, “What’s the point of keeping it under wraps?