Proud mama Salma Hayek hit the red carpet with daughter Valentina, 7½, at the Los Angeles premiere of the animated film Khalil Gibran’s The Prophet, which Hayek produced.
Joined by her mother Diana Jiménez Medina, the mother-daughter duo enjoyed a girls’ night out on Wednesday (July 29).
“It’s actually a grandmother-mother-daughter date night,” Hayek, 48, told PEOPLE at the screening. “My mom is also here. This film is for everybody.”
The mom-of-one said her daughter was “excited to see [the movie] again and show it to her friends, but she’s also excited because we have a lot of people from the Disney Channel here.”
And she’s glad to have her daughter along to promote the film, which costars Quvenzhané Wallis and Liam Neeson.
“I never do it,” Hayek said of putting her daughter in the spotlight. “But it’s a special occasion. She suffered through Mommy not being around for so long with this one. She’s been a part of it because she had to sacrifice also for this film.”
She added: “For her, after seeing this movie, she doesn’t see death in the same way. She did a drawing of my grandmother’s tomb. She never met my grandmother. She was sad she was dead. Now after seeing the movie, in the drawing, my grandmother was released from the ground and she’s a spirit among us. That’s pretty awesome.”
And it sounds like the pair have been enjoying their time in California.
“Saturday we went to Disneyland. It was hot. I was really over-worked,” said Hayek. “Once you arrive there, you can not get them out of there. I dragged them out!”