Dylan Penn can't stop laughing at the thought of herself being an actress.

The 22-year-old model - whose parents are actors Sean Penn and Robin Wright - is about to begin filming 'Condemned' but won't be too upset if her new career doesn't work out.

She said: ''I'm trying out this whole acting thing...it's hard to say for me because I've rejected it my whole life until now. I literally can't say it without laughing. My truest passion is writing so I continue to do that on my own while seeing what all the buzz is about being in front of the camera.''

Dylan is excited about working on the horror movie and thinks it sounds more like fun than work.

Speaking to the new issue of Treats! magazine, she said: ''''I start my first movie at the end of the month with Eli Morgan Gesner who I cannot wait to work with.

''I swore I would never do a horror film but when I read the script and met him I couldn't resist, it just seemed like it would be so much fun to make and I really wanted my first experience to be just that... plus, three weeks in New York...in the spring...and getting paid for it?! F**k yes!''

Despite her famous parents, Dylan - who is rumoured to be dating Robert Pattinson - and her younger brother Hopper, 20, were raised in Ross, a small town outside San Francisco and she is grateful to have had as normal an upbringing as possible.

She said: ''Let's just say thank god I didn't grow up in LA. No, in all seriousness though, I was raised outside of San Francisco in Marin County in a small, suburban town called Ross, and I couldn't have chosen a better, more beautiful place to grow up.

''I don't deny that I had a very privileged upbringing but my parents and that town maintained a sense of normalcy that I think many people find hard to achieve and I am so grateful for that.''