Just like mum: Emma Thompson and her lookalike daughter Gaia step out in matching outfits… and they've even got the same haircut
13:04 GMT, 17 May 2012
The film title may be Men In Black III, but Emma Thompson decided to look at the opposite end of the spectrum when it came to dressing her and her daughter.
The actress, 53, and her daughter Gaia, 12, made a rare red carpet appearance together at the former's latest film premiere.
And as if their similar features weren't enough to let onlookers know they were mother and daughter, the pair were dressing in similar clothing and even had matching haircuts.
Matching haircuts: Emma Thompson arrives at the Men In Black III premiere with her 12-year-old daughter Gaia last night
Emma has had a short blonde bob for many years and it appears her offspring's hair has been cut in a very similar style.
Arriving at the Leicester Square screening last night, the Oscar winner was wearing a pristine white Maria Grachvogel trouser suit, while Gaia complemented her mother in a white Zara shift dress and matching pashmina.
Thompson and her husband Greg Wise rarely bring their daughter to public events.
Chip off the old block: Young Gaia complemented her mother in a white shift dress and pashmina, while her mother wore a trouser suit
They were last photographed together on a trip to Venice, Italy, where Thompson was filming BBC2 series Shakespeare in Italy with local historian Francesco Da Mosto.
In 2010, Thompson spoke honestly about hard it was to juggle her career and motherhood.
She said: ''I don't want your readers ever to think they have to have it all. I think that's a revolting concept. It's so false!
'Sometimes you'll have some things, and sometimes you'll have other things. And you do not need it all at once; it's not good for you.
Chic: The 53-year-old actress kept things simple in a white Maria Grachvogel trouser suit and black blouse
'You can't be a great mum and work the whole time necessarily; those two things aren't ideal.
'We have an awful lot to work on and to debate about in relation to our working lives, because it isn't working for a lot of people, particularly for a lot of women.
'The only way you can have it all is by delegating all the running of the home to other people – which I don't ever want to do… So you do it yourself, and it takes time and energy and effort. And if you give it the time, it's profoundly enjoyable.'
Our little angel: Emma and Greg with newborn Gaia in a North London hospital in December 1999
Daddy's girl: Five-year-old Gaia with her father at her mother's Nanny McPhee premiere in October 2005