Mia and Ella Allan played the role of Nora Braverman on Parenthood. This past year they filmed the pilot for Raised By Wolves and you may have seen them playing Anna and Elsa on the CW series Jane the Virgin!
1. What was the experience like working on Raised By Wolves?
First off we were so excited to be working with “Papa Zeek’ (Craig Nelson) as out Grandpa again on a new show. Wolves was a different experience than we have ever had. Simply put everyone just clicked from the beginning, There was just a sense of family in the atmosphere, from the top all the way through, everyone was just comfortable with each other we were all having fun.
2. What was it like working with a big cast of kids?
Our favorite part by far, there was such an array of talent amongst these kids, (us being the youngest) it was like being on set with good friends but still looking at them as mentors. It set a light tone for the day because there was always silly banter and shenanigans.
3. What was the last day on set like for Parenthood?
Devastating, and extremely difficult, most cast and crew were either crying or holding back the tears in between takes. We knew it was coming but saying goodbye the family we had basically spent the last 3 years with, while still honoring Zeek’s memory with a Braverman family game of baseball was a tear in two directions.
4. Do you have a favorite scene Mia and Ella did in the last season?
Its hard to pick a favorite, I love the scenes they did with Johnny Messner (Chuck) he’s a father of twins himself and seeing the chemistry with those 3 is electric because its real.
5. What has the experience been like working on Jane the Virgin so far?
We have a unique experience working as twins. I love that each other them have their own character and its been great watching them kind of come into themselves by having to rise to the occasion as individuals.
6. Do Mia and Ella choose which twin they get to play?
In Jane Mia is scripted as Anna and Ella is scripted as Ellie. Funny enough when frozen came out Mia liked Anna and Ella like Elsa. But if they switched I really don’t think anyone would notice 😉
7. What is the best part of filming with Gina Rodriguez?
Gina is a really strong, wonderful, talented, actress and person. We love having an influence like her around, she is so driven, professional and takes her craft seriously, but has also mastered how to let her fun loving personality be the focal point of what she brings to the table on and off camera.
8. How do the girls enjoy working with Yael Grobglas?
I mean c’mon, she’s our Mom for goodness sakes lol. Yale is a riot, she sets the tone for laughter (even though contrary to her character Petra). She always makes it a point in between takes to play a game, help with lines, snuggle let us terrorize her and climb all over her lol Yael has such great natural maternal instincts she is really attentive to us, and intentional with the time she spends with us, it really is like she took us on as our own. She is a great friend and example to us. Ill never forget the advice that she gave us, study your lines know them and be confident in them and yourself, so when you come on set you can have fun, and spend time with your friends and enjoy the experience and not stressing over your lines of how to act them, take this time and enjoy being here take it all in, if you are stressed and look at it as a job then all it is, is a paycheck, if that’s what it is or becomes you will be miserable and that’s not with this is about.
9. What is one of the funniest things to happen on set for one of Mia and Ella’s scenes?
I don’t really know, they are always up to something lol They are always doing something that is making people laugh.
10. What has been Mia and Ella’s favorite scene to film so far?
Honestly they enjoy all of it, I don’t think there is a favorite.
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