If you haven’t seen Jordan Peele’s new horror movie, Us, yet, stop what you’re doing right now and run to theater. OK, OK, that’s not exactly feasible for most people, but do see the film as soon as you can because it’s incredible.
And when you’re watching, pay close attention to the characters Becca and Lindsey, twins played by 16-year-old actors Cali and Noelle Sheldon. No, I won’t tell you what happens to them in the film (small hint: cartwheels are involved), but here’s what I will reveal: The twins are also Baby Emma from Friends.
What am I talking about, you ask? Well, a quick IMDb search reveals Cali and Noelle Sheldon, real-life twins, also played Ross and Rachel’s baby, Emma, on Friends way back in the day. Talk about range, am I right?
It’s pretty common for twins to share a baby’s role on television. Think Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen on Full House. The photo, below, shows either Cali or Noelle in action as Baby Emma. (We have no way of knowing for sure which twin is in this particular photo.)
Fast-forward 15 years, and Cali and Noelle are thoroughly frightening the world in Peele’s Us. The twins from The Shining are shaking in their boots.
Naturally, people on Twitter are pretty dumbfounded by this connection:
Cali and Noelle chatted with their high school’s newspaper about landing roles in Us. “I never really thought I could meet people like [Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, and Elisabeth Moss], so it was a really cool experience,” Noelle said. “I didn’t want to mess up because they were watching. So it was stressful, but in a good way.”
“Everyone there was super friendly, and Jordan Peele was insanely nice and he is an actual genius,” Cali added. “To see him work was really cool, [and] he was super nice to us and he [was] just like a regular guy trying to make us feel comfortable.”