ONE GIRL'S ADVENTURES IN FASHION, FOOD, BEAUTY and BEYOND
Carrie: Hi, girls! I appreciate you taking time out of your busy schedules to talk to me! How did you get your start in the modeling and TV/film industries?
Anais and Mirabelle: Pretty much by luck. We were in the park one day with our babysitter and a photographer came up to her and said that we were beautiful. He gave his card to her and said that he wanted to do a photoshoot with us for the children’s clothing company Llum. A few weeks later, my mom reached out to the photographer and we did our first photo shoot! We loved modeling so much, our mom sent some of the photos to New York modeling agencies and we got a response right away! After modeling for a year or two, we started auditioning for commercials, television shows, and movies. We landed a role in our first movie, Blood Ties, when we were only 5 years old!
Carrie: That’s incredible! How do people tell you two apart when they meet you, since you’re identical twins?
Anais and Mirabelle: We honestly have no idea how to tell us apart! We think we look different but don’t really know how to tell us apart. We’re basically the same person because we have the same DNA and fingerprints, but our personalities are different.
Carrie: And you both have had a ton of success in such a short amount of time! What have been some of the highlights of your careers so far?
Anais and Mirabelle: One of the biggest highlights of our career has been filming Nickelodeon’s Lip Sync Battle Shorties, filming Blood Ties, and walking the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival. It was amazing being in last year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade dancing on the Sesame Street float with Hamilton star, Leslie Odom, Jr, as well. There have been so many amazing experiences from our career that we can’t even count! But filming the show Lip Sync Battle Shorties was definitely a dream come true! We met so many amazing people, got a super cool dressing room, and had the chance to perform on Nickelodeon!
Carrie: That all sounds so thrilling! Who are some of the coolest celebs you girls have worked with on set?
Anais and Mirabelle: Zoe Saldana, Nick Cannon, Heidi Klum, Mila Kunis, Billy Crudup, Kevin Bacon, and a lot more! All of them were super nice to us and made being on set a lot of fun. When we were filming Blood Ties, Zoe acted like our mom!
Carrie: Aww! I know that you girls love acting, but sometimes it can be pretty difficult. In your opinion what’s the hardest part of being an actress?
Anais and Mirabelle: The hardest part is competing against each other or actor friends we’ve known for years. You never want to hurt their feelings if you get the part and they don’t, or if they get the part and we don’t. But we support each other and we’re proud of our friends’ success as well as each other. The second hardest thing is memorizing scripts. Sometimes our agent gives us four-page scripts to learn for the following day!
Carrie: As an actress myself, I know how grueling that can be! And what about modeling--what do you girls think is the best and hardest part of modeling?
Anais and Mirabelle: The hardest part of being a model is juggling school and being on set. The best part is meeting other models and becoming friends with them!
Carrie: So sweet. Now, since I love fashion, I wanted to ask you how you describe your personal style. Do you dress similarly or different from one another?
Anais and Mirabelle: Our style is exactly alike! We both love to wear trendy and sporty clothes. Some of our fave pieces to wear are ripped jeans, crop tops, cute sweatshirts, and chokers!
Carrie: So cute! I love a good sporty chic outfit. What’s your spring closet staple?
Anais and Mirabelle: Definitely a jean jacket and a Zella Girl hoodie. We also couldn’t live without our tops or pants from Me.n.u.. Oh, and we love the glam tracksuits from Rich Girl Candy. Lastly, we can’t go wrong wearing cool Nike and Converse outfits from Rookie USA and Adidas sneakers.
Carrie: It sounds like you have the ultimate wardrobe! Do you both like makeup, too?
Anais and Mirabelle: We love wearing makeup! Sometimes when our friends are over, we have a competition for who can do the best makeup!
Carrie: What are some of your favorite products?
Anais and Mirabelle: Some of our favorite products are the Milk Makeup Cooling Water Stick, Kylie Cosmetics’ Bronze Palette, Becca highlighter, and Kylie Cosmetics lipsticks.
Carrie: OMG, I am obsessed with the Kylie lip-kits!
Anais and Mirabelle: We love Dolce K, Candy K, and Koko K…
Carrie: Same! Okay, I have one final question. What are your future plans? I know you both have accomplished so much already but I’m sure that neither of you are slowing down anytime soon.
Anais and Mirabelle: We’re hoping that we can get our own show or a series-regular role on a TV show--that’s our dream! We’re definitely working on it and putting things in motion!
Carrie: How exciting! I’ll definitely look out for that. Thanks so much for taking the time to do this interview, girls!
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