Next to their first gurgling noises and first attempts at rolling over, identical twins Sophia and Audrina Miscione have one less typical milestone to add to their baby book: Our first starring role on a daytime soap opera.
The 5-month old twins are sharing the role of Sierra Rose, the latest character to raise paternity questions on ABC’s “One Life to Live.”
In a recurring role, they take turns playing the daughter of the scheming and, as of last week, late Stacy Morasco (Crystal Hunt).
Stardom fell into the lap of the little Misciones.
A cousin of mom had gone to a Tottenville-based management agency to sign up her son, and learned that the company was searching for an infant set of identical twins.
Look-alike babies help producers keep the tapes rolling in light of labor laws that limit kids’ camera time to 20-minute stretches. Twins can simply take turns filling the same role.
The Misciones go to the studio a few times a week, switching off while under the care of their mom and a staff nurse.
“It’s great, actually, it’s like having a second family,” said Mrs. Miscione. “The twins are very nosy and they love people, and they get so much attention over there.”
The twins’ income will go into a trust fund that could help them pay for college.
“We were thinking of their future,” said Mrs. Miscione, whose family includes her husband and their 11-year-old son. “There will be college and cars, and we’ll have two that will be the same age and it’s not like you get a break.”
Mrs. Miscione happens also to have been a fan of “One Life to Live” since she was a teen-ager.