Kirill and Filipp Revega, 29, are identical twins who moved from Russia to Hollywood.
They always audition together and have used their alikeness to their advantage.
This is their story, as told to writer Julia Pugachevsky.
As long as we can remember, we were always close. Growing up as identical twins in Siberia, Russia, we did everything together — from gymnastics to studying mechanical engineering at the same university.
But it wasn't until we moved to the US in 2017 that we got to pursue a lifelong dream of ours: Acting and modeling. In the crowded world of Hollywood (and YouTube), being identical twins gives us a unique edge.
We've made every big life decision together, including moving to Los Angeles
In 2014, we traveled to the US as exchange students working in a Myrtle Beach, South Carolina hotel. Before we flew back to Russia, we visited Los Angeles for about 10 days.
We were mesmerized by the shoots we saw on the streets — there was always something being filmed. From that moment, we knew we wanted to work in the entertainment industry and were very sad to leave, but started to make YouTube videos for fun.
In 2017, we were finally able to move to LA. We got an agent a year later.
We see being twins as our greatest strength in Hollywood
We've acted in a few short films, an "American Horror Story" promo, and ads for T-Mobile and Little Caesar's, one of which even aired during the Super Bowl. We also keep making YouTube videos and TikToks where we sometimes play pranks like swapping places.
We see being twins as an advantage and almost never audition without each other. In fact, sometimes if only one of us gets an audition, we'll sneakily try to show we're identical twins by having the other brother help read lines on camera. It's gotten us both booked on projects before.
We wish we were quadruplets
Aside from working together, it's super fun being twins and having a best friend for life. If we ever fight, we get over it quickly and never have any of the complaints other people do about being twins.
In some of our videos and ads, we're made to look like quadruplets. That's our only wish as brothers: Having another identical brother (or two).
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