Quite the talent! Rosanna Arquette praised her niece Coco’s acting skills.
“We have a younger generation of really great actresses, but Coco could be on Broadway,” the actress, 59, told Us Weekly exclusively of David Arquette and Courteney Cox’s 15-year-old daughter at the Women in Film Annual Gala. “She’s wonderful. I love watching her when she does a play, and she’s a singer. She’s so great.”
The Emmy nominee, whose niece Harlow, 16, and daughter, Zoe, 24, also act, shared industry advice for the young talents.
“[They need] self-defense,” the After Hours star told Us. “Learn how to kick ass. Anybody hurts you, learn how to knock them out. That’s my advice.”
Rosanna is singing a different tune now after warning her niece against an acting career in February. “Don’t do it,” she told Us exclusively at the time. “My daughter was mad at me because I wouldn’t let her do it until she was 18. It’s tough on kids. I think it’s a hard business for adults so, my gosh, you bring kids into it, there are some things that are not appropriate and not OK. … Children have been hurt, and I’m like a mama lion in that sense.”
She went on to say that Coco was “an incredible musical theater actress [and] great performer” who “just was in Rent.”
“I’m so proud of my daughter Coco!” the Friends alum, 55, captioned the family pic. “Have fun in high school! AND don’t grow up too fast! I love love love you!”
With reporting by Kayley Stumpe