10 Times Actors Shared the Screen With Their Own Kids and We Even Didn’t Notice It
You might have missed it, but Angelina Jolie was on the set of the same movie with her daughter. We don’t read credits at the end of films very often, but sometimes the choice of actors may surprise us.
We at Bright Side uncovered 10 kid-parent duos that were on the set of the same movie and we would like to share them with you.
1. Vivienne Jolie-Pitt and Angelina Jolie in Maleficent
Vivienne Jolie-Pitt played a young princess Aurora in Maleficent because all of the other kids were terrified by Angelina Jolie: “The other 3- and 4-year-old [performers] wouldn’t come near me. It had to be a child that liked me and wasn’t afraid of my horns and my eyes and my claws. So it had to be Viv.”
2. Melissa McCarthy’s daughter Vivian Falcone in Thunder Force
Melissa McCarthy’s daughter Vivian Falcone actually was once on the set of the same movie. 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 young version of Liz Lemon in episodes of 30 Rock. She appeared in a flashback scene where Lemon recalled her first wedding experience.
4. Mamie Gummer and Meryl Streep in Evening
In 2007’s Evening, Meryl Streep and her daughter Mamie Gummer shared the screen. Mamie played the role of a young Lila Wittenborn with her mother who was playing the present-day version.
5. Mark Sheppard and William Morgan Sheppard in Doctor Who
Mark Sheppard played a younger version of his father William Morgan Sheppard 3 times. They appeared in this duo in Doctor Who episodes, on NCIS, and on Mysterious Island.
6. Atandwa and John Kani in Black Panther
7. Annie Starke and Glenn Close in The Wife
In 2018, Glenn Close took the role of Joan Castleman in the drama The Wife. It was a story of a woman whose husband was chosen for the Nobel prize. The younger version of this character appeared in flashbacks played by Annie Starke, the daughter of Glenn Close.
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 cinema industry was playing the younger version of her mother’s character, Sister Helen Prejean, in Dead Man Walking.
9. Domhnall and Brendan Gleeson in the Harry Potter series
10. Lily-Rose Melody Depp and Johnny Depp in Yoga Hosers
Which kid-parent duo is your favorite? Who is more talented as an actor than their famous parents, in your opinion?
Angelina Jolie’s relationship with her father, Jon Voight, has been complex. Their bond, strained by Voight’s infidelity and subsequent divorce from Bertrand, has seen periods of estrangement. However, they have worked towards reconciliation, aided by their shared passion for film and the presence of Jolie’s children.