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... Daniel Twins
INTERVIEW May 1995
Twins, Twins, Everywhere! Twin Actors
"Chewier Roles Wanted" To some they are known as the Doublemint twins for their work in hawking chewing gum in TV commericals; to others they're the naughty and nice doppelgangers of the syndicated high school soap Sweet Valley High. Now nineteen-year-old Cynthia and Brittany Daniels are taking a shot at the big screen as Winkie and Binkie, a pair of middle-class sisters whose sinister synergy makes them the perfect score for Leonardo DiCaprio's Jim and Patrick McGaw's Neutron in The Basketball Diaries. "We totally feed off each other. It's like we're Siamese twins or something." says Cynthia. "At auditions people will ask, 'Can we choose just one of you?'" notes Brittany, "But it's not as if we're going to break down and cry if they do," adds Cynthia. And Brittany? "In the future, we don't want to take any more twins roles. I don't want us to be thirty years old and known as the twins, like the Barbi Twins in Playboy." You can say that again.