Rosanna Arquette Says Niece Coco, Whose Mom Is Courteney Cox, ‘Could Be on Broadway’

Rosanna Arquette Says Niece Coco Could Be on Broadway
Rosanna Arquette and Coco Arquette. Getty Images (2)

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.

Rosanna Arquette Says Niece Coco Could Be on Broadway
Rosanna Arquette attends the Women in Film Annual Gala presented by Max Mara at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on June 12, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images

“[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.”

The teenager also performed in a production of the Addams Family last year, playing Wednesday. Her parents, who split in 2012, both showed up to support their daughter.

“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!”

Cox is now dating singer Johnny McDaid, while her ex-husband, 47, is married to Christina McLarty. The couple welcomed Charlie, 5, in 2014, and Augustus, 2, three years later.

With reporting by Kayley Stumpe

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