It’s no strange to see children being the spitting image of their parents, and celebrities are no exception to that rule. Sometimes, children are the exact copies of their mothers: take Reese Witherspoon and her daughter Ava Phillippe for instance. You could easily mistake them for twin sisters!
This article is about a father and a son, though: do you remember Christopher Reeve, the man who brought Superman to life on film? His son, 25-year-old Will Reeve is now all grown up and looks exactly like his father.
Aside from acting, Reeve was also a producer and director, as well as becoming an activist in his later years. The actor was once married to Gae Exton and had two children with her. Later on, he med Dana Morosini, who became Will’s mother.
Christopher starred as Superman in Superman: The Movie in the distant 1978
His performance was widely acclaimed and earned him a BAFTA award for Most Promising Male Newcomer
Of course, that’s why we saw him in the Superman sequels between 1980-1987. The New York City-born actor also starred in movies such as The Remains of the Day, The Aviator, and The Bostonians.
In 1995, tragedy struck. While competing in an equestrian event in Culpeper, Virginia, Reeve fell from his horse and became a quadriplegic.
This meant that he had to spend the rest of his life in a wheelchair and strapped to a portable ventilator. He was 42 years old at the time, whereas his son was only 2. Will’s mother Dana stood by Christopher after the tragic event.
As a matter of fact, the two started doing activism and charity work together.
They established the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation as well as the Reeve-Irvine Center. Also, they funded stem cell research and helped spinal cord injury victims. The actor died aged 52 in 2004. Almost two years later, Dana also died of lung cancer.
In the following years, he managed to hide from the public eye and decided to build his own career in the world of sports.
Here he is, in 2017, all grown up!
Will attended the annual fund-raising gala for his Father’s Foundation on the 16th of November 2017.
In the above picture, he poses alongside his half-siblings Alexandra and Matthew on the red carpet.
In a 2016 interview with People, Will stated that he lived with a childhood friend’s family after the death of his parents.
Will and his dad shared a mutual love for sports
Interestingly, on his last day alive, his dad Christopher was watching one of Will’s hockey games
Today, Will’s career is a tribute and a reflection of the passion he and his father had for sports. When he was at Middlebury College, Reeve interned at Good Morning America.
In August 2014, he was hired at ESPN’s Sports Center where he now works as a correspondent across all platforms.
For all the Superman and Christopher Reeve fans out there, learn how to make a cake shaped in the form of the Superman logo.