06/30/2008 AT 10:20 AM EDT
From one kid to another, Salma Hayek
's daughter, Valentina, is pretty cool.
"[She's] outgoing, just colorful," actor Josh Hutcherson, 15, told PEOPLE at Sunday's L.A. premiere of Journey to the Center of the Earth
. Hutcherson costars with Hayek in the upcoming film Cirque du Freak
. "She's just really great."
"I got to hang out with the baby some," Hutcherson says. "She was always very caring to her child, Valentina."
Hayek gave birth
to her first child, Valentina Paloma Pinault, with businessman fiancé Francois Henri Pinault last September.
Hayek doesn't quite look herself in Cirque du Freak
, which also costars John C. Reilly and Willem Dafoe. "She was in makeup for an extra few hours, this whole crazy long beard put on," Hutcherson said.
Asked whether Valentina wore the beard, Hutcherson joked, "I never caught her on with it, but I'm sure she's dying to."