Melissa McCarthy's Daughter Vivian Is Her Mom's Mini During a Rare Red Carpet Appearance

The Little Mermaid premiere was a family affair for star Melissa McCarthy, who brought her husband Ben Falcone and daughter Vivian. The 16-year-old looked beautiful standing next to her mom in the rare public appearance.

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In pictures from the event, Vivian stands in the middle of her parents smiling for the camera. She is channeling her inner sea witch with a floor-length black gown with a black corset belted around her waist. Falcone is wearing a matching black suit, and McCarthy is dressed in sapphire blue, complete with blue gloves.

  • Vivian Smiles Like Her Mom, Melissa McCarthy

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    Vivian stands almost as tall as her parents, with a smile that is identical to her famous mom. 

  • Melissa McCarthy’s Daughters Were Confused At First About Her Role

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    In an interview with Entertainment Tonight on the ocean-blue carpet, McCarthy recalled what it was like explaining to her daughters Vivian and Georgette, 13, about her role as the villanous sea witch who steals Ariel’s voice in The Little Mermaid.

    “I think they were a little like, ‘What does that mean?’ and they’re like, ‘You’re gonna be a cartoon?’” McCarthy told the outlet. “And I was like, ‘No, it’s gonna be me.’ And they’re like, ‘What does that mean?’ and I was like, ‘We’re gonna remake it.’ And we went through all the other ones that we love, and they were like, ‘You’re gonna sing?’ and I’m like, ‘I think so, yeah. It will be even weirder if I don’t.’”

    It must have been strange to think of their mom playing this iconic fairytale villain!

  • Melissa McCarthy & Ben Falcone Have Different Parenting Styles

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    The Bridesmaids star revealed that her and Falcone have very different parenting styles in an April cover interview with PEOPLE. 

    “I’m really like, ‘What are you doing? Do you want to go over your homework?’” McCarthy said about her daughters. “Ben is much more, ‘Let them figure it out.’ I’m like, ‘Or I could empty their schoolbag and line up all their pencils.’ I call it helping. Other people would probably say, ‘You’re meddling.’”

    She went on, “They’re not babies anymore, so if I could put them in a BabyBjörn and still carry my teenagers around, I would. But I’d like to also think I’m fun.” The balance between being a good mom and being over-involved is hard to get right, so we completely get it! 

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