Netflix’s model new drama Maid has been dominating the streaming large’s prime 10 checklist all week.
Impressed by the New York Occasions bestselling memoir, Maid: Onerous Work, Low Pay, and a Mom’s Will to Survive, the present tells the harrowing story of a mum who escapes an abusive relationship together with her child daughter, struggling to search out work and put a roof over their heads whereas coping with a manic depressive mom.
One factor viewers seen was the unimaginable casting as the primary character Alex seems so much like her on-screen mum, Paula.
And there is good cause for that – it is truly actress Margaret Qualley’s actual mom, Andie MacDowell.
Mannequin-turned-actress Andie, 63, is well-known for her roles in 4 Weddings and a Funeral and Inexperienced Card, and she or he had Margaret together with her ex-husband Paul Qualley.
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Margaret is 26 and has additionally starred in HBO sequence The Leftovers in addition to Quentin Tarantino’s As soon as Upon a Time in Hollywood.
Requested about what it was prefer to act reverse her mum, Margaret stated the casting was truly her thought.
“It was one of many extra surreal experiences of my life,” she instructed Collider.
“Throughout the board, there’s the consolation of getting your mother in the identical place once you’re in the course of a pandemic and also you’re away from house for 9 months, then there’s my mother’s entire physique of labor, which I’m full awe of and couldn’t look as much as her extra, after which there’s this factor the place you stroll into the room and your mother is enjoying your mother and that positively shifts the state of affairs.
“It’s the largest cheat I’ve ever managed to drag off,” she added.
However they are not the one celeb parent-child combos which have labored reverse one another on the silver or large display – let’s have a look.
Will Smith and son Jayden Smith in The Pursuit of Happyness
Will Smith obtained an Oscar nomination for his function as homeless salesman Chris Gardner in The Pursuit of Happyness.
The tear-jerking 2006 movie tells the rags-to-riches story of how Chris fights for a greater life for him and his son, Christopher Jr.
And forged within the function of Chris Jr. was Will’s real-life son Jayden, who was then eight years outdated and it was his first large display debut.
Jayden stated it was “so cool” working along with his dad, and there was sooner or later the place he actually impressed Contemporary Prince star Will and nearly moved him to tears.
Will defined Jayden had initially been scuffling with a crying scene, and his dad gave him a pep discuss.
“I stated, ‘Hear, you understand, you are an actor and you’re a fantastic actor. … And we are going to all stand right here and wait and once you’re prepared,'” stated Will.
“And he stood there for a couple of minutes, however he took himself there and I nearly messed the scene up as a result of I used to be, like, ‘Boy, why did not you say you may try this?'”
The daddy and son would go on to star in one other movie collectively – apocalyptic drama After Earth.
Martin Sheen and son Charlie Sheen in Wall Avenue
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Eighty-one-year-old actor Martin Sheen has 4 youngsters, Emilio, Ramon, Renee and Charlie – they usually all adopted in his footsteps and have become actors.
And Martin has a penchant for enjoying their dad on-screen, together with in Wall Avenue, by which he performed Charlie’s character Bud Fox’s father.
He additionally acted reverse Two and a Half Males star Charlie in No Code of Conduct and Spin Metropolis.
Martin has additionally performed Emilio’s father in a number of movies together with The Conflict at Residence, Within the Custody of Strangers, and The Means.
He appeared as a visitor star in a single episode of Two and a Half Males enjoying the daddy of Charlie’s neighbour Rose, and one other as visitor star Denise Richards’s father throughout her marriage to Charlie.
Martin additionally performed a “future” model of Charlie in a Visa industrial, and starred in Bobby, a movie directed by and starring Emilio.
Angelia Jolie and daughter Vivienne Jolie-Pitt in Maleficent
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When Angelia Jolie performed Maleficent and wore her theatrical black costume with horns and prosthetic cheekbones, she was too scary for all the baby actors who auditioned to play child Aurora.
All besides one – her personal daughter Vivienne Jolie-Pitt, who she shares with ex-husband Brad Pitt.
As then-five-year-old Vivienne was the one tot who did not promptly burst into tears once they noticed Maleficent, she landed the function.
“We predict it’s enjoyable for our youngsters to have cameos and be part of us on set, however to not be actors. That’s not our purpose, for Brad and I, in any respect,” Angelina defined to Leisure Weekly.
“However the different three- and four-year-old [performers] wouldn’t come close to me. It needed to be a baby that enjoyed me and wasn’t afraid of my horns and my eyes and my claws. So it needed to be Viv.”
John Voight and daughter Angelina Jolie in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
In the meantime, Angelia Jolie labored reverse her personal father Jon Voight again in 2001 for her movie Lara Croft: Tomb Raider.
It was her first movie with dad Jon, with whom she has a sophisticated relationship they usually undergo intervals of estrangement.
The daddy and daughter had simply ended a years-long stint of not talking once they labored on Tomb Raider collectively, and it was stated to be an extremely emotional time.
A lot so, stated Angelina, that they needed to be separated on set so they may management themselves and end the scenes.
“Jon and I couldn’t cease crying,” she admitted.
“We needed to cease takes and we might stroll away. We did not meet between takes till we might shot that scene. Then we sort of hugged one another.”
Meryl Streep and daughter Mamie Gummer in Ricki and the Flash
Oscar-winning actress Meryl Streep has starred reverse her daughter Mamie Gummer in three movies – Heartburn, Night, and Ricki and the Flash, with the latter placing their on-screen mom and daughter relationship on the forefront of the plot.
For any bidding actor, working with Meryl may very well be a bit intimidating, however not for her daughter, whose father is Meryl’s sculptor husband Don Gummer.
“Oh no, [Meryl] just isn’t intimidating to me,” Mamie instructed Selection in 2015.
“Perhaps I’m considered one of 5 folks on the planet that wouldn’t be struck in that means, the remaining being the opposite members of my household.”
Meryl’s youthful daughter, Grace Gummer additionally adopted in her mom’s footsteps and performed a youthful model of her character within the movie The Home Of Spirits.
Brendan Gleeson and son Domhnall Gleeson in Harry Potter
Brendan Gleeson performed ‘Mad Eye’ Alastor Moody in Harry Potter and the Goblet of fireside.
In a while within the sequence of movies, his son Domhnall performed Invoice Weasley, Ron Weasley’s older brother.
The daddy and son appeared in a single scene collectively – the place Mad Eye helps Harry use polyjuice potion to clone himself and create seven Harrys (his associates) to trick Voldemort.
Domhnall revealed in an interview that he contemplating turning down the function of Invoice as a result of he feared folks would attempt to declare he solely landed it due to who his dad is.
“I might been very sure about not desirous to do the appearing factor due to my father,” he instructed Broadway.com in 2006.
“I assumed I might at all times have the father-son factor of, ‘He bought you the half.'”
And earlier this 12 months Brendan and Domhnall additionally starred in comedy TV present Frank of Eire together with one other of Brendan’s sons, Brian.
Domhnall stated filming the present was “very emotional” as a result of it was the primary time he had correctly seen his dad and brother since lockdown.
“We needed to postpone ending the filming of it so I hadn’t seen them in any respect for these months,” he stated.
“Then it was on set and I used to be with them and I as again at work and we had been filming this factor that I felt actually proud of, after which I knew I wasn’t going to see them once more for one more whereas due to the pandemic.
“It was such a mix of a flipping mad couple of years for everyone. Emotional instances.”
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