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London – “Come play with us, Danny!”
With this sentence, they gave millions of viewers an ice-cold shiver down the spine. The creepy sisters from the classic horror film “Shining” (1980) by director Stanley Kubrick.
“Shining” (1980): This is what the creepy sisters look like today
The identical-looking duo (therefore often referred to as the “Grady twins”, although eight and ten years old in the film) was played by Lisa and Louise Burns (now both 52).
In the film, they play the killed “Grady sisters” who appear as ghosts to Danny, the little son of ex-teacher Jack Torrance (played by Jack Nicholson).
Sometimes he sees her standing in the hallway, sometimes lying on the floor covered in blood.
The appearance in “Shining” from 1980 was to remain the last of the then twelve-year-old Burns twins. Subsequently, the sisters pursued very different careers.
While Louise works as a microbiologist, her sister Lisa is now a lawyer.
— Shining Grady twins (@Shining_twins) July 28, 2019
“Shining” twins were played by Lisa and Louise Burns
However, her only role remains unforgettable for many fans. The twins’ autographs and photos are still in great demand at comic conventions.
By the way, you yourself weren’t particularly scared while shooting. “We saw people in creepy makeup, but it always felt like we were at a costume party. It just wasn’t that scary, “they said as adults in an interview.
With the lines “Come play with us, Danny. Forever and always and always ”they continue to delight their fans, by the way. Most recently on her birthday, August 8th, with a short video on Twitter. Quite a few should have felt a cold shiver down their backs … (sku)