Bianca & Chiara D’Ambrosio are twin sisters. They are both a part of the upcoming drama series titled yA. Bianca also has a film coming out called Call Jane, and Chiara has a film called Bandit. The sisters also share a youtube Channel together. YEM spoke with Bianca & Chiara about the first film they starred in together, their upcoming films, and what it is like auditioning as twins.
Young Entertainment Mag: What are the pros and cons of working alongside your sister?
Bianca D’Ambrosio: So far, it has been all pros when I have the opportunity to work with my sister. It’s amazing to work with her because I will always have someone by my side who understands what I’m feeling and who will run lines with me. I’m grateful for any opportunity where Chiara and I can work together.
Chiara D’Ambrosio: The pro of working with my sister is the comfort of always having someone there for me. My sister is super supportive, and always takes the time to read through my lines with me and gives me any suggestions she thinks could make the scene more realistic. I do not have any cons that I can think of off the top of my head.
YEM: What was the first film that you two starred in together and how old were you?
Bianca: When Chiara and I were seven years old, we played twins in “Feeding Mr. Baldwin”.
Chiara: The first movie Bianca and I starred in together was “Feeding Mr. Baldwin” in 2012, a dark comedy.
YEM: Do you feel like your roles in yA fit your personalities?
Bianca: In yA, I play Frankie Sanders. Frankie is very open about her feelings and caring for others, which are traits she and I share. Frankie and my personalities are relatively the same, except that some of the decisions she makes are definitely decisions that I would not make in real life.
Chiara: 100%! I relate so much to Regan Sanders, who I pay on yA. She is a reserved yet well-known young girl who wants to protect her sister from anything or anyone at all times.
YEM: You both have exciting films coming up. How do you think these roles will benefit your acting careers?
Bianca: I am very excited about “Call Jane” a period piece from the 1960s which brings attention to women’s rights. It stars Elizabeth Banks, Sigourney Weaver, Kate Mara, Chris Messina and is very timely and important topic. Working with such accomplished actors provides me with a chance to learn from them.
Chiara: Like Bianca mentioned, working with Josh Duhamel, Olivia d’Abo and Mel Gibson in “Bandit” gave me the opportunity to learn from them and connect with more people. It will also bring a new audience of people to my social media pages, and hopefully to watch more of my upcoming projects.
YEM: Do you audition for the same roles in a film that does not include twin characters?
Bianca: Yes! Chiara and I audition for the same individual parts all of the time. There have been a few times when one of us only gets an audition now that casting directors know our strengths. We currently are both on hold for a project for one role, but we always are happy for each other.
Chiara: It truly depends. In some cases, people will choose one of us to audition. Either way, we are happy for our each other no matter what.
YEM: Seems like you have a couple of songs on your YouTube channel, including the anti-bullying song “Let Your Light Shine.” Do you see yourselves further pursuing music and what does that look like?
Bianca: Yes! We love to sing and create music that people of all ages can relate to. As of now, we have a song that is in the works that we will release soon. In the future, I see myself pursuing music between acting projects. Although I love singing, acting is my number one passion.
Chiara: We actually have a song that we have been waiting for the perfect time to release it, so hopefully it will be later this year or early next year! Right now, I am focused on school and script writing.
YEM: What is your new podcast “XOXO B&C” about, and what inspired you two to start it?
Bianca: Our podcast, “XOXO B&C” is where Chiara and I discuss recent news and what is going on in each of our lives. We love just to talk with our supporters and be as candid as possible. We started the podcast process at the Sundance Film Festival in 2019 and have been enjoying it ever since.
Chiara: Our podcast is a way for people to hear our opinions on any entertainment issues and discuss TV shows and movies with each other. It is a fun way to connect with our followers in a more personal way. We were inspired one day to start recording our hilarious conversations with each other because we thought that it would be fun to let others see our sisterly dynamic and talk about topics that are trending.
YEM: When did you first join the organization “Boo2Bullying” and what kind of things do you do with them?
Bianca: Chiara and I joined Boo2Bullying as ambassadors when we were 6 years old. When we were about 8 or 9 years old, we were on the Board of Directors for the organization. Chiara and I hope to encourage others to speak up when they see bullying and help spread the message of anti bullying.
Chiara: When we first joined the organization “Boo2Bullying”, we would help promote the events or conversations on our social media pages for others to join. We started around age 6, and then we were on the Board of Directors at 8 years old! It was a great way to start talking about more innovative ways to engage more teenagers or anyone in that matter suffering from bullying.
YEM: What kind of books do you include in your book club and what are you hoping to be able to teach your fans through reading?
Bianca: We choose many different genres of books in the YA category! We love romance, fantasy, sci-fi, thriller, and mystery novels. Chiara and I hope to inspire others that knowledge is power and that books expand the way people view life.
Chiara: We include many different genres in the YA world including fantasies, romances, psychological thrillers, and many more! We feel that it is important to promote that knowledge is power, and that even by picking up a book and reading at least one chapter a day, you will learn so much in such a short amount of time. Reading has also connected me with many other online book Instagrammers and authors. I have been able to convince some of my best friends to read, which they are now obsessed with! Anyway, we can share an author’s story to our younger audience that may impact someone’s life is our main goal.
YEM: What are some other new projects and goals you’re working on this year?
Bianca: I’m looking forward to graduating from high school this year at 16 years old and working on more movies and television shows. One of my goals is to continue revising a script I wrote and begin to draft a novel.
Chiara: We have a Christmas movie coming out called “The Magic” with Kristos Andrews and Alejandra Espinoza that should be released later this year. The yA and our horror film Slapface will be released in autumn. In addition, “Bandit” should be released either late 2021 or early 2022.
YEM: What advice do you have to any siblings out there who are working to get into the entertainment industry as you two have?
Bianca: My advice to other siblings working to get into the entertainment industry is to always work with each other and never make it a competition. Chiara and I work as a team rather than working against one another to get a role. This works for us, and I hope it works for other siblings out there 🙂
Chiara: I would say to always remember that you two are a team, and if either one of you gets an opportunity individually, that it not only helps one of you, but both of you. Our mom always said Team D’Ambrosio!
YEM: Since you started working so young, what was the first audition you remember? What was that experience like?
Bianca: Hmmm. My first audition was to play Summer Newman on “The Young and the Restless”. I remember a little bit of the audition process. Chiara and I went into the audition room and played a Disney princess card game with the actor and actress who would play our parents. The entire audition was such a fun experience, and we were ecstatic to hear after we left that we got the part!
Chiara: Since we had started so young, my mom told me that my first audition was for The Young and the Restless, when we were three years old. I loved these Disney princess cards and, in the audition, kept handing them to Michelle Stafford & Josh Morrow (who played our parents) and the producer. At one point in audition, I decided I wanted to dance and grabbed Michelle’s hand to dance. After leaving audition they called and booked us.