Sarah Michelle Gellar’s 7-year-old daughter just got her first big acting role

Runs in the family...

sarah michelle gellar freddie prinze jr
sarah michelle gellar freddie prinze jr
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Runs in the family...

Words - Olivia Bahou

As much as Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. have dissuaded their two kids from following in their acting footsteps, 7-year-old Charlotte is heading down her famous parents' career path. Gellar took to Instagram on Tuesday to reveal that her daughter just landed her first acting gig.

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‘So no matter how hard we have tried (and believe me we have tried) to convince our daughter to find any hobby but performing, she has shown a great love (and talent) for being on the stage (wonder where she gets that from?),’ Gellar wrote. ‘She decided to join a musical theatre program for kids from 6-12 and be part of their production of The Lion King.’

‘We tried to prepare her, that as she is one of the youngest, she would probably only have a small role … but nope … meet baby Simba,’ the actress joked. ‘Although that said, it was pretty amazing to see her studying her script, using @realfreddieprinze script binder. #imintrouble #ijustcantwaittobeking.’

In the sweet pic, little Charlotte is totally focused on learning her highlighted lines in the script while lounging on a couch.

Earlier this month, the mom-of-two acknowledged the stress that comes with being the child of famous parents. ‘It’s different because I wasn’t the child of someone that was in the public eye, and so unfortunately I think the rules are different,’ she told People. ‘I think there’s a very different pressure for “the children of.”’

It looks like this famous family is handling it swimmingly.

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