When you have famous parents, it's hard to make a name for yourself. Sure, you can get by on reputation alone, but at some point you want to be able to have your own legacy. Clint Eastwood's son Scott has been vocal about struggling to be his own person in Hollywood.
“Everyone brushed me off, like, ‘you’re Clint Eastwood’s son, you’re not a real f**king actor,'" he said in an interview. "Some people are still like that. I never thought I would last in this business, but it finally seems to be working out.
Though Mark Consuelos and Kelly Ripa may not be on the same level as Clint Eastwood, it's safe to assume that having two famous parents makes it hard for their kids, Lola, Michael, and Joaquin.
Ripa and Consuelos have both spoken about how their daughter Lola doesn't like her picture to be shared on her parents' Instagram accounts, so Ripa always captions snaps of their daughter as a "Lola Consuelos approved photo."
But their 21-year-old son Michael is about to become very familiar with the public life, and he can thank his father's genes for that!
Michael is a spitting image of his father, who currently stars on the smash teen drama Riverdale as Hiram Lodge. In an upcoming episode of the show, there will be flashbacks to the adult characters as children, so they needed to find young actors who would look the part.
Enter: Michael Consuelos.
The eldest Consuelos child was cast as a younger version of his father, and it could not be more perfect.
Ripa posted her congratulations on Twitter, adding a little humor to it all.
The doting dad also expressed his excitement.
“Congrats Michael, always so proud of you," Ripa commented on her husband's picture. "On another note, see how fast dad cut [Joaquin] out of the pic? Wow is Hollywood cut throat!”
Michael isn't the only Consuelos kid to take after one of his parents. Lola bears a striking resemblance to her mom, as well.
The youngest Consuelos, Joaquin, also looks like his superstar father. Maybe if they go even younger on Riverdale he'll get the call?
There's no word on how much Michael will be getting paid for his role on Riverdale, but it's guaranteed to be pretty decent. The main cast all earn between $100,000 and $400,000 per episode, so even if Michael gets a quarter of that for his big break, it's not a bad day at the office.