"This was an incredible experience," the 14-year-old star told ET's Lauren Zima at the premiere of Sister Cities at the Paramount Theatre in Hollywood on Wednesday. "I could never imagine something better as my first role."
Despite her excitement for the project, Gerber says she's still "really focusing on modeling right now," and she's finding inspiration in a number of other young models making their mark on the industry today.
"I really look up to Karlie Kloss," Gerber shared. "There are just so many people from my generation [in] this new era of models… it's amazing."
She has, of course, also received some guidance and inspiration at home from her mom, Cindy Crawford, who's one of the most famous supermodels of all time. And while Gerber's been compared to her mom ever since she started modeling, it was only recently that she recognized the similarity.
"People have always told me that and I never saw it until like a year ago and I was like 'OK!'" Gerber said, adding that nowadays, when she sees side-by-side photos of herself and her mother, the similarities are "undeniable."
However, being the daughter of such a famous icon can present its share of challenges, including internet trolls and body shamers who try to spread their ugly brand of negativity. Gerber admitted she's "dealt with" haters in the past, but said she tries not to pay them any mind.
"You can't focus on it because teenage girls have enough stress as it is and the pressure that we put on ourselves is enough," Gerber explained. "I just don’t look at it because I know those people wouldn't say things like that if they weren’t hiding behind a computer."
Gerber isn't the only famous daughter of an iconic supermodel who's had to put up with hateful bullying. Recently, Christie Brinkley's daughter, Sailor, spoke out against cyberbullies who tried to shame her for her looks and her choice of college. Check out her impassioned message to internet trolls in the video below.
Sister Cities premieres Sept. 17 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Lifetime.