Reese Witherspoon may soon be leaping foward in time by transforming into an old woman for upcoming rumored role in Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time, but her teenage daughter, Ava, has us turning BACK the clock today to check out the uncanny resemblance between the two on her 17th birthday.
Posting a photo of her daughter that could’ve easily been Reese herself in her teens, the proud mom wrote, “Can’t believe my baby is 17 today! I love you @avaphillippe. Your gorgeous heart and loving spirit never cease to amaze me! I’m so lucky the universe let me be your mother. #HBD #17dancingqueen.”
While we’ve seen the two side-by-side and have DEFINITELY drawn some twinning comparisons in the past, we couldn’t help but reminisce on this old-school photo of Reese at the Australian premiere of Fear back in 1996, when she would have been 20 years old — just three years older than Ava turned today — and boy, are the similarities striking!
From the striking blue peepers to the knowing, close-lipped smile, it’s official: These two are more than just related: They’re practically the same PERSON.
Can someone PLEASE get Ava an Elle Woods bunny costume for Halloween, stat?
Happy birthday, Ava — may 17 be your best year yet!
Are you shocked by the Reese/Ava resemblance? Share over @BritandCo!
(Photo via Charley Gallay + Patrick Riviere/Getty)