Tia and Tamera Mowry are back at it again. The dynamic duo will return to the screen in 'Double Wedding,' a Lifetime movie that serves as the sisters' producing debut. The romantic comedy centers around two polar-opposite sisters who -- unbeknownst to the other -- begin dating the same man. Drama quickly ensues as the two compete to win the heart of their leading man.
Like you, we're dying to find out who he ends up with -- but we'll just have to tune in this Sunday, June 20, on the Lifetime Movie Network to find out.
Although the 31-year-old starlets didn't spill the beans on which one of them snags the lucky guy; they did dish about starring in and producing 'Double Wedding', their upcoming projects and why it's so important to let go and love.
Tell me about your characters in the film 'Double Wedding'
Tia: I play Deanna in the film. She's the typical type-A personality. Deanna is extremely focused on her work, very punctual, prim and proper. With that said, all of her energy goes into her work and she has no time for a love life. There's also a little pain there due to her parents being divorced -- she's no longer optimistic about love.
Tamera: My character Danielle is a free spirit. She's really a commitment-phobe and she loves to do things spontaneously. She knows she's talented, but she's fine with taking a backseat, unlike Tia's character, who likes to be the center of attention. Danielle is fine with her life as it is right now, although inside she does want something better for herself. She wants to fall in love and achieve her goals.
How did you become movie producers?
Tia: Our mom actually suggested we start producing. We've been in the business for so long, and we know so much, and she felt it was time we applied it. So that's exactly what we did. Tamera had a relationship with Lifetime, so we put it out there and asked them if they wanted to do a project with us. They liked the movie idea, and the rest is history. We hired another producer to work with us, as well as a writer and director. We did the casting for the movie, too. I am so thrilled!
Tamera: I actually like both. I love a challenge, so I like playing characters that are not really like me, because I'm just really forced to be a character all the time. However, on the flip side there's a comfort zone with playing yourself. It's definitely a lot more fun playing yourself because you can just let go and be you and know it'll work.
Tia: I think that when Tamara and I are on screen together, we definitely try to lean toward a role that's more like our own personalities to try and be as organic as possible. I think that's why the chemistry works so well because my sister and I are like the yin and yang to one another. We're kind of like that odd couple, and so to try and make it as real as possible, we tend to pick roles that are more like ourselves. I think it would be interesting if one time we'd do the complete opposite.
What are some of your upcoming projects?
Tamera: I'm superstitious about talking about things that haven't happened yet, but what I can tell you is that we have two projects in development, one with Disney and one with Style network, which is looking absolutely fabulous right now. And we're definitely doing it together. We're really, really excited because this is what we love to do.
What do you want people to walk away with after watching the movie?
Tamera: I'd like the movie -- which is loosely based on my life -- to teach people not to be so controlling when it comes to your love life. Sometimes the person for you is right under your nose or someone who you least expect. You just have to let go and live. As cliché and corny as it sounds, love is a healer. It truly heals all. If we just look at everything from the perspective of love, a lot of problems would be resolved.