So, Hunter and Andie have already been in Modern Family, which I love!
It’s hilarious. They play Haley Dunphy’s newborn twins – called Pixar and Coachella. So honestly, when they’re naughty around here, we’re like, “Pixar! Coachella!” Seriously.
It was so random. My neighbour was sitting on the stoop of our apartment, and he was reading a casting call, and he was like, “Oh my God, they’re looking for twins! Some show’s looking for twins!”
I’ve got all the windows open, I’ve got screaming babies, and I’m like, “Hey! I know someone who’s got newborn twins!” I must have been that delusional. I had no idea what show it was.
When they got cast and I found out it was for Modern Family, I was like, “Are you serious?”
When we went to set, I had no idea they’d actually be twins on the show. I thought it would just be a whole bunch of babies playing one baby!
It was fun. Andie was asleep the whole time but Hunter was a star. Literally, the lights came on and his eyes opened.
I didn’t cry in the hospital, but on set, I was just so overwhelmed that they were here. When I was looking through the monitors of Modern Family, I was bawling. I was so proud.
It’s so LA, isn’t it!? We were thinking that on their 21st birthdays, we could show the episode, and then, we could say, “This is how you came into life.” Because they came in from a surrogate, we could have a lot of fun with it!
What have been some of your greatest learnings from your journey into motherhood?
I’m so new to it. I have my training wheels on, my love. You should tell me.
But I think the biggest thing and the most confusing thing is that my pace is so off. You know, I used to be so efficient – I’d answer emails and go walk around and get a coffee. Everything’s a little slower now, and it takes a little longer.
I think maybe my biggest learning is that we take so much of what we learn from our mums. I’m gently teaching my babies and I didn’t realise how much my own mum would also mean to me.
I’m just so grateful that I get to experience that beautiful title of being a mum, you know? I’m really, really happy that I can add that to my bow.
What a journey...
It’s really been a journey, but, you know, I cannot believe that I can speak with such love and positivity after coming out of what I’ve gone through. But it’s all for a reason. And it’s just clearer than day now. We don’t have a lot of control. It gave me perspective and to see that I shouldn’t take anything for granted.