To all you parents who can’t stand to hear your safer-at-home kids say “I’m bored” one more time: Meet London and Sedona Fuller. They’ve been quarantined just like the rest of us but have found some fun ways to keep busy.
True, the 8-year-old twins say it’s tough having their busy acting careers on hold. They’ve been acting since they were just 4 months old and have done several commercials, episodes of NBC’s “Parenthood” and had recurring roles on the ABC comedy “Modern Family.” They’ve also had film roles: London alongside Brie Larson in “Captain Marvel” and both girls taking turns as Charlize Theron’s daughter in “Bombshell.”
“TV and film production being shut down is kind of hard on me, because I love it there,” says London. “The craft services is amazing and delicious and the crew is so nice, and I love getting my hair and makeup done.”
As a substitute for films and TV, the sisters took to YouTube, launching their own channel. “We got the idea because we’ve been watching a lot of YouTube during quarantine, and I wanted to see how it felt to film a real YouTube video,” says London. “Me and Sedona asked Dad, but he said no a few times, but then I said it would be a great learning opportunity, and he finally said yes.”
“We’re super excited doing it,” says Sedona, whose favorite episode is “Mommy Makeover Gone Terribly Wrong.” “We put all the makeup on Mom. It was just pretty hysterical.” London’s favorite episode thus far is one where they create sidewalk foamy chalk, and there are also episodes about twin telepathy, DIY doll Frappucinos and epic coronavirus kid masks, among others. The girls make the videos mostly on their own, and they are approaching 10,000 views per episode.
They’re even mining a less-than-fun experience for their videos. “We’re back to going to virtual school, which is sad,” says London. “It’s on a computer. It’s harder to get your stuff done, and it’s harder to focus.”
“And you don’t really get to hang out with your friends during recess,” adds Sedona. “On recess, I just do homework.” To help with the focus and the homework, the two want to film a video about designing their own unique study spaces.
Meanwhile, they’ve also been getting lots of extra sleep, just being lazy, reading, eating and cooking with their mom. And, they started the year with a pair of Westie puppies that have been keeping them plenty busy. London named her dog Snuggles and says, “She has a pretty cute personality. Whenever you go near her, she rolls over on her back and makes you give her belly rubs.” Sedona’s dog is named Pickles, and Sedona calls her, “super, super lazy. But she loves water.”
So, YouTube channel, new dogs – did I mention the books? Yes, the Fuller twins are also starring in their own series of picture books for ages 3-8: “The Twintastic Adventures of London and Sedona.”
The books are written by the girls’ mom, Alexis Fuller, and the first is “The Super Twintastic Gymnastic Show,” which centers around an injury London has just before a big gymnastics competition. “It’s a true story, actually,” London says. And she has been pitching in. “I’ve been helping my dad edit a lot, and I found a lot of oopsies.” Oopsies aside, it’s scheduled to publish in about a month.
Upcoming books in the series touch on twin-centric issues such as being in different classrooms at school and the perils of siblings comparing themselves to each other, as well as more universal issues such as appreciation of parents and family vacation. Keep your eye out for the books and let your kids check out the twins on YouTube. Maybe they’ll design their own study space and be ready to dive into virtual school this fall.