9 Things You Didn’t Know About Sweet Valley High

  
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7. Early Mornings on Set

When books were turned into a show, the actors and actresses had to come to the set really early in the morning. “A normal day would probably be about 5:30 we have to be in for hair and make up — in the morning!” said Brittany, who loved having her hair and make-up done. Cynthia on the other hand did not like sitting in the hair and make-up chair in the mornings. According to on-set hair stylist Michael P. Reitz, she would fidget the whole time.

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6. Finding The Daniel Twins

Not surprisingly, when it was decided that the popular book series would be turned into a television series, there was a lot of pressure when it came to casting the lead roles of the Wakefield twins. They had to do the characters justice, so they interviewed a lot of twins, but it once they found the Daniel twins, it was an easy decision to make. “We interviewed countless twins, but when we met the Daniel twins we knew right away that we had to have them,” said Abbie Charette, co-producer of Sweet Valley High television series. Executive producer Lance H. Robbins also gushed about their lead actresses: “It was very easy when Brittany and Cynthia walked into the office to make that decision. They are very interesting, and exciting and fun,” he said.

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