Nico Parker, 14, is making a name for herself.
The youngster, daughter of Thandie Newton and writer-director Ol Parker, is gearing up for her big screen debut in Disney’s live-action remake of “Dumbo” but during her audition process, she didn’t ask for help from her industry-expert parents.
“It was very much my own experience,” she told The Hollywood Reporter before revealing she didn’t quite understand what acting was, “I’d only seen it as, like, the cool thing that my mom does sometimes.”
One thing Parker enlisted her dad for was filming her audition. In the clip, Parker revealed she sat on her kitchen floor with a stuffed polar bear as her “Dumbo” stand-in.
“The fact that it’s out there, that someone has it on, like, a computer somewhere, is horrifying,” she says. “Just thinking about it now makes me upset.”
But in Spring 2017, she landed the role even though it didn’t sink in until she saw Danny DeVito, “I was like, ‘I guess I’m in this.'”
“Dumbo” soars into theatres on March 28.