Alexandra Miller, who has been performing for as long as she can remember, moved around constantly and modeled before deciding to tackle acting professionally. Whitney Vance was discovered on the streets of Manhattan, where she grew up, when she was just 4 and has been acting ever since. They got their starts differently, but have joined forces to play Donna LaDonna's (Chloe Bridges) fellow mean girls, the Jens, on 'The Carrie Diaries.' We talked with the girls about what it's like working with Chloe and AnnaSophia Robb, and they filled us in on what it's like on set.
J-14: What's it like working with Chloe Bridges?
Whitney Vance: She has the best laugh. She's the kind of person that you want to make laugh because her laugh is contagious. It's great. She's awesome. I have become very, very close friends with her.
Alexandra Miller: She's so much fun to be around and she wants to have fun, so since she wants to have fun, she makes you want to have fun and you feel so relaxed. She's the biggest sweetheart, but I think Whitney hit it. Her laugh is ridiculous.
J-14: Can you tell us about your co-stars, AnnaSophia Robb and Austin Butler?
Whitney: AnnaSophia's the biggest sweetheart, since day one.
Alexandra: Yeah, we were shooting the pilot and it was freezing one day. We were all in these tiny clothes and she was talking to the director and the producer asking, 'Can you guys get them their Uggs?' Totally watching out for us.
Whitney: Yeah, even for the extras. The extras were wearing literally nothing, like little shorts and t-shirts and she was like, 'Are they on screen?' Since they weren't, she was like, 'Can they, then, leave?' Most lead actors of casts don't really care for everyone else like that.
Alexandra: But she cares for everybody. And Austin, when he talks to you, he makes you feel like you're the only person alive, like you're the only person in the world. He can make you fall in love with one look.
J-14: What was your biggest insecurity growing up?
Alexandra: I'm multiracial and I guess my biggest one was probably trying to figure out where I fit in with groups of people. Not that everything was always broken down by race, but sometimes it was, especially when I was in California in a big public high school. So just not quite knowing who I was in terms of that very basic part about yourself.
Whitney: It wasn't necessarily an insecurity, but because I've always been acting, my mom would dress me very funky. It wasn't cool to be so funky before, I don't know, ten years ago.
J-14: Have you guys had any embarrassing moments on set?
Alexandra: No, not really, but we've probably almost fallen so many times because they put us in the highest, worst shoes that are so painful. Sometimes, we've had to walk really fast or walk down the stairs in our triangle of mean girls. It's a little hard. It's like, 'Let's not fall on our face in front of everybody.' I think so far we've done pretty good.
J-14: The ultimate question: are you guys a Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte, or Miranda?
Whitney: I'm Samantha. I didn't even need to think.
Alexandra: I think I am a combination between Carrie and Samantha. I would love to be Samantha, but I feel like I'm more Carrie.
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Written by: Sora Hwang