Mixing business and family! Many famous families have several actors in them — and some of those relatives have gone on to share the screen together.
Robbie AmellHe worked with his cousin. Stephen AmellProjects like The FlashPreviously, he explained that they looked too similar to share scenes together.
“It’s tough, we’re pretty similar in look. We’re not going to play related,” Robbie told Entertainment WeeklyDecember 2019. “That was part of the reason they wouldn’t let [our characters]Talk to each other The Flash, they were like, ‘It’s too weird. People know you’re related, you can’t talk to each other.’
Stephen and Robbie would work together later on their crowd-funded film. Code 8.
“Part of it was we just needed to create something for ourselves. We figured if we weren’t willing to take a bet on ourselves, then why should we expect anyone else to?” Robbie explained to EW. “We wanted to give it a shot and make something that we would be proud of, something that people backing us would be proud of.”
Some family members may not want to be involved in the same projects, however. Maggie Jake GyllenhaalThey were reluctant to form a team. Richard KellyWe previously talked about Maggie having to be talked into accepting the role. Donnie DarkoAlong with her brother.
“Immediately, she was like, ‘Richard, you’re only offering this to me because I’m Jake’s big sister. You should be finding the best actress for the role,’” the director told VoxApril 2017. “So she was already trying to talk me out of casting her, in a very selfless way. And I was just really impressed by that … So I was really determined to convince her to do it after that.”
The film wouldn’t be what it was without the brother-sister dynamic that Maggie and Jake brought to their roles.
“Maggie was really an essential piece of the puzzle that makes that family dynamic work in the film,” Kelly added. “I’m grateful that she agreed to do the role.”
Dave FrancoAlso, he didn’t work with his brother. James FrancoHe was a young man when he started his career.
“For a while, I made a conscious decision not to work with him, just because I wanted to pave my own path,” Dave said during an interview with VarietyNovember 2017. “I didn’t want to be referred to as ‘James Franco’s little brother’ for the rest of my life. But we have very similar sensibilities.”
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