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10 Times Celebrities “Took” Their Children to Work

Seeing our favorite stars on screen is nothing new. What is atypical sometimes is that they share their work with members of their own family and, even more, with their children. While this statement sounds quite heartwarming at first, the impeccable result of that work together may lead us to want to see them many more times. After all, how did their kinship escape our eagle eye?

1. Vivienne Jolie-Pitt and Angelina Jolie in Maleficient

Vivienne Jolie-Pitt played the young princess Aurora in Maleficent because all the other children were terrified of Angelina Jolie: “The other [performers] 3 and 4-year-olds didn’t want to come near me. I had to be a child who liked me and wasn’t afraid of my horns, eyes, and claws. So I had to be Viv.”

2. Vivian Falcone, Melissa McCarthy’s daughter in Thunder Force

Melissa McCarthy’s daughter, Vivian Falcone, once shared a movie set with her mother. She played the younger version of Lydia in Thunder Force.

3. Alice Richmond and Tina Fey in 30 Rock

Tina Fey’s daughter Alice, who was 7 years old at the time, played a child version of Liz Lemon on 30 Rock. She appeared in a flashback scene in which Lemon recalled her first wedding experience.

4. Mamie Gummer and Meryl Streep in Evening.

In the 2007 film Evening, Meryl Streep and her daughter Mamie Gummer shared the screen. Mamie played the role of a young Lila Wittenborn, while her mother, Meryl Streep, played the current version of the character.

5. Mark Sheppard and William Morgan Sheppard in Doctor Who

Mark Sheppard played a younger version of his father, William Morgan Sheppard, on three occasions. The duo appeared in Doctor Who, NCIS, and Jules Verne’s Mysterious Island episodes.

6. Atandwa and John Kani in Black Panther

T’Challa is a fictional character from Black Panther. John Kani played this character, and Kani’s son, Atandwa, played his younger self.

7. Annie Starke and Glenn Close in The Wife

In 2018, Glenn Close took on the role of Joan Castleman in the drama The Wife. It was the story of a woman whose husband was chosen for the Nobel Prize. The younger version of this character appeared in a flashback played by Annie Starke, Glenn Close’s daughter.

8. Eva Amurri Martino and Susan Sarandon in Dead Man Walking

Eva Amurri Martino is the daughter of actress Susan Sarandon. One of her first big breaks in the film industry was playing the younger version of her mother’s character, Sister Helen Prejean, in Dead Man.

9. Domhnall and Brendan Gleeson in Harry Potter

We remember Brendan Gleeson for his role as Alastor Moody in the Harry Potter saga. We didn’t even realize that Brendan’s son, Domhnall Gleeson, appeared with him.

10. Lily-Rose Melody Depp and Johnny Depp in Yoga Hosers

Johnny Depp shared the screen with his daughter Lily-Rose Melody Depp. She was 15 years old at the time, and she was in the American horror/comedy film Yoga Hosers.

What other parent-child actor combo should we include in our selection?

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