Throwing it back to an interview we did with Ashlea, mother of #BettinaBabes Willow and Harlow! We interviewed Ashlea back in 2017, so Willow and Harlow would now be 6 years old. Let’s take a look back to when they were 1 and Ashlea told us about her experience in the talent industry….
At only 1-year-old Willow and Harlow have already made more progress in their acting careers than some adults! Playing baby Manisha, a shared role, in hit Channel 10 series “The Wrong Girl”.
It was quite a whirlwind for the girls (and their parents too), after only being on books for two short months, getting an availability text one day and then two days later being told they had booked the role! Ashlea is the mother of these two cuties and gave us an insight into life with twin babies on set.
Clients: The Wrong Girl (TV Series), Bupa, Britax, Back In Very Small Business (TV Series)
Why did you decide to join the girls up to an agency?
We decided to join the girls up to the agency for a bit of fun for them and also to help them gain some confidence and hopefully exposure.
What made you choose Bettina Management?
I chose Bettina Management because both my husband and I had heard great things about the agency and after having a look into it we felt confident in the decision
What was it like taking the girls to their first casting?
The girl’s first casting was actually quite nerve racking for me, it was for a Honda TV Commercial. I guess it’s the unknown but once you meet everyone there is a sense of calm and comfort.
What do you find challenging about having the girls working in the industry?
Probably the most challenging thing I find about having two girls working in the industry is the last minute call times, but you quickly learn it is all part of the package and get used to it.
What’s it like juggling two babies on set?
Juggling two babies on set can be a handful but everyone is always so helpful and willing to keep one entertained
What is your favourite job the girls have done?
The Wrong Girl would have to be my favourite job so far, we worked so closely with everyone for an extended period of time so it almost became like a second family for the girls.
What was it like seeing the girls on screen for the first time?
It was so exciting! A proud moment for me.
Do you have any advice for parents with young babies wanting to get into the industry?
Go for it! The girls have honestly had so much fun throughout their shoots and it’s been so rewarding to watch
Watch her interview here: