Watch the music video starring Courteney Cox's grown-up daughter Coco

Just like her mother, Coco Arquette is a natural in front of the camera. The daughter of exes Courteney Cox and David Arquette is all grown up, taking a lead role in a new music video – appropriately titled "Coco" – for Irish singer Foy Vance.

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As it turns out the song itself was inspired by the actress' 12-year-old, who met the musician through Courteney's boyfriend Johnny McDaid. "Johnny brought Foy into my life a few years ago, and, immediately, he became a very close friend. He also got to know my daughter, Coco, and a song was born," the Friends star told People magazine.


Coco Arquette in Foy Vance video
Coco Arquette stars in the new Foy Vance video

The endearing video begins with Coco waking up from a sweet slumber and blissfully enjoying her day riding bikes, eating ice cream and frolicking on a beach. "From the first time Foy played Coco for me – and every time I've heard it since – I've felt he captured, not only Coco's unique personality but also the beautiful childhood innocence that sadly, but inevitably, fades with time," Courteney admitted.

She added, "It is like a snapshot of the world as seen through a child's eyes ... sung by a man who is moved by how the world seems from her perspective. I think it's a perspective that we, as adults, never stop longing for."

Courteney Cox and her daughter Coco Arquette
Courteney directed the music video

Coco turned out to be a family project for the mother-daughter duo, with Courteney directing Foy's sentimental music video. "As soon as I wrote the song Coco – which started out as an off the cuff verse to make Coco laugh – it was obvious that Courteney would direct the video," Foy revealed to People. "They both have such beautifully inquisitive spirits and kind hearts. Mix that with a killer sense of humor and you've got the Courteney/Coco double act!"

Naturally the Cougar Town actress was "thrilled" to be asked to direct the video featuring her little girl. "My hope is that I conveyed in a visual way the many levels of feeling that Foy's song so brilliantly expressed," she said. "I am struck and continue to be struck by Foy's incredible soul as a musician and father. He is a truly unique human being, and I am proud to call him a friend."

The 52-year-old actress welcomed her daughter in 2004 with her now ex-husband David. Courteney’s best Jennifer Aniston, who recently shared her thoughts on perhaps "some day" becoming a mother, serves as one of Coco's godmothers.

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