Like Mother, Like Daughter! Melissa McCarthy and Vivian Falcone Share a Role in Thunder Force

Like Mother, Like Daughter! Melissa McCarthy and Vivian Falcone Share a Role in Thunder Force
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If you found yourself wondering why Melissa McCarthy's youngest self in Thunder Force looks so much like her, you're not alone. Turns out, the young Lydia Berman is played by her daughter Vivian Falcone. The Netflix film, which premiered on April 9, sees two estranged best friends become an unlikely superhero team and try to save Chicago from superpowered evildoers, known as Miscreants, and a villain called The King. The shared role of Lydia isn't the only family connection, as Vivian's younger sister, Georgette, plays the "That lady threw a bus" girl and Thunder Force was written and directed by McCarthy's husband and the girls' dad, Ben Falcone.

This isn't the first time Vivian's worked with her parents; she played a younger version of McCarthy in 2016's The Boss, which was also written and directed by Ben. While McCarthy and Ben have a frequent habit of
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