Zakk and Xander Paradise, 13-year-old twins from of Bayville, New Jersey, have something to brag about when they hang out with their friends this Memorial Day weekend: starring in the new David Spade movie The Do Over alongside Adam Sandler, Paula Patton and Kathryn Hahn. The boys play the twin sons of Sean Astin and Natasha Leggero. The Happy Madison Productions film, which has a TV-MA rating, will premiere on Netflix on Friday.
But although they’re now SAG eligible, they haven’t let their fifteen minutes of fame go to their heads. “I’m just a normal kid; I go to school every day. When I got back from L.A. people were asking me questions a lot, but I’m just normal,” Xander told Asbury Park Press.
Of veteran actors Sandler and Spade, Zakk said, “We learned a lot from them. They were very funny and made us a lot more funny.” The brothers told Pacific Rim Video that this is their first film role, though they have appeared in plays and a “Summer Movie Series” commercial for the town of Red Bank, New Jersey, according to their website zakkandxander.com.
Watch Zakk and Xander wreaking havoc on their bank manager stepfather in the movie’s trailer.