Meet the Twins Who Star as John Stamos' Granddaughter in Grandfathered
Emelia and Layla Golfieri share a role on Fox's new comedy
At just 2 years old, identical twins Emelia and Layla Golfieri have already made their television debut.
The girls – who were discovered by a talent manager during a trip to the grocery store – landed their first print ad at 6 months. Now they share the role of Edie, acting alongside John Stamos and Josh Peck in Fox’s new comedy Grandfathered.
“The actors are so great in this show that they really bring out the personalities of the girls – when you’re watching that’s truly Layla and Emelia,” mom Nicole, 31, co-owner of an Los Angeles-based consulting firm, says of her little ones with husband Valter, 42, a yacht captain and dock master.
The girls have even developed a special relationship with their onscreen grandfather.
“John is so attentive to the girls and truly engages with them,” says Nicole, who adds Emelia and Layla “get excited to go to set” (their work week varies from one to four days).
But even though the girls have a ton of fun on the show, Nicole admits getting one particular scene for the pilot episode wasn’t easy.
“The first two days, the girls had not really done anything to this extent and they didn’t know the cast well yet,” she explains. “They were looking for a scene that was important for the story line, but all the girls did was scream the whole time. They almost didn’t get it.”
As for how they finally nabbed the scene?
Says Stamos: “I whispered to them if they stop crying, I’ll make them as famous and rich as the last twins I worked with. They stopped crying immediately! I feel like I’m a baby whisperer now.”
Grandfathered airs Tuesdays (8 p.m. ET) on Fox.
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