EXCLUSIVE: Laura & Vanessa Marano Say They're 'Attached at the Hip'

EXCLUSIVE: Laura & Vanessa Marano Say They're 'Attached at the Hip'

The Marano sisters are as close IRL as you imagine they are – actually, make that closer.

Laura Marano and Vanessa Marano are both successful actresses on their own.

Laura rose to fame as Ally Dawson in Disney’s hit Austin & Ally and Vanessa starred in Freeform’s long-running hit drama Switched at Birth.

Now, the sisters have teamed up on a new project that’s near and dear to their hearts, a dark thriller they produced themselves called Saving Zoë.

Based on the YA novel of the same name by Alyson Noël, Saving Zoë tells the story of a high school freshman named Echo (played by Laura) who investigates the circumstances surrounding her older sister Zoë’s (played by Vanessa) untimely death.

We hung out with Laura and Vanessa at the LA screening of Saving Zoë to talk about what it was like to work together and play a fictional pair of sisters in the movie.

“I think we’re lucky that we’re a pretty close family. Of course, when you’re spending a lot of time together with no sleep, you also want to punch each other in the face,” Laura admitted with a laugh. “But that’s just kind of what being a sister is and what’s sad to us, one of the heartbreaking things about Saving Zoë is that Echo and Zoe don’t have that relationship – or didn’t have that relationship. So, I don’t know, in a weird way, that kind of made us even closer.”

Vanessa agreed and added that working together has meant a lot of family time.

“Yeah, I don’t think we could imagine doing this without each other or without mom [Ellen Marano, who also produced the film],” she said. “Luckily, Laura and I do have a really close relationships, so we were really excited to work with each other and be partners in crime and then literally spend every weekend waking second together while marketing the movie. We are literally just like attached at the hip.”

Read Laura Marano and Vanessa Marano’s take on how 13 Reasons Why helped them get the green light to make Saving Zoë here!

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