A mum of twins has claimed everyone is “jealous” of her little ones after One Day heartthrob Leo Woodall cuddled them in the new Netflix series.
Holly Kinsey, 25, from Brackley in Northamptonshire, was delighted when she was told that Willow and Sienna had been chosen to appear in the series adaptation of her “favourite” book.
After sending the seven-month-old babies’ measurements to the production team for costumes, the couple traveled to London with Holly in December 2022 to begin filming.
The nursery twins filmed for five days on the set of a three-storey house in Battersea, and both appeared as Jasmine, the daughter of Dexter Mayhew, played by Leo Woodall.
In one scene, Sienna was asleep and Leo was rocking her. Holly said that while many people gushed over the ‘adorable’ clip, others even went so far as to say they were envious of the twins being in the arms of Netflix’s new hunk.
Holly Kinsey is mother to Sienna and Willow (pictured together), who play baby Jasmine in the Netflix series One Day.
Jasmine is the daughter of protagonist Dexter Mayhew, played by heartthrob Leo Woodall (pictured in the show).
Holly said: ‘The reason I created my TikTok is because there was a gif of Leo holding a sleeping Sienna (from the series) that was trending on Twitter.
“The reactions online have been lovely and I’m quite jealous that Leo kept the girls.”
He added on his TikTok account: “It was absolutely amazing with them.”
One Day tells the moving story of the relationship between Emma Morley (Ambika Mod) and Dexter, showing viewers the same day, July 15, of their lives each year.
It is based on the 2009 novel of the same name by David Nicholls and has surpassed more than 15 million views since its release on February 8.
After meeting on the last day of Edinburgh University in 1988, Emma and Dexter experience a friendship full of longing and misunderstandings over the following years.
Willow and Sienna, now almost two, appeared in episode 11 of the 14-part series and Holly says their newfound stardom has only been met with positivity online.
They both play Jasmine, the daughter of Leo and Sylvie, played by Poldark’s Eleanor Tomlinson.
The adorable twins only found positivity online after Holly created a TikTok account.
Jasmine is the daughter of Dexter and Sylvie (Eleanor Tomlinson, pictured right) on the hit show.
Holly said that while most people have gushed over the “adorable scene”, others have even been jealous of the babies for cuddling Leo (pictured).
Holly said her family has a hard time knowing which twin is which after watching the series.
She said Leo was ‘amazing’ with the babies and was sad to see them leave at the end of filming.
Because they are identical, the crew could film the twins for longer hours as they could be swapped if they started crying.
Describing the exciting day itself, she said: “On the day of filming, a chaperone picked up me and the girls and took us to the London location for filming. In the dream scene, the twins are actually asleep.
“The director followed the girls’ sleep schedules to get these candid shots and Sienna was asleep.
‘Leo said the girls were very pretty. He was so charming and so natural with girls.
“When the girls were leaving the set after filming, Leo came and waved goodbye to them and was sad to see them leave.”
Holly said identical twins are highly sought after for acting roles because it means they can film scenes for longer and swap twins if they start crying.
And he added: “The filming days were quite long but the girls loved it.
“When the twins were filming the highchair feeding scene, I was literally jumping behind the camera to try to make them laugh. I’m so proud of them and so proud of the show.”
“I’m so happy with how much the show has exploded and watching them film the scenes, especially the sleeping baby scene, was incredible.”
One Day’s Emma (Ambika Mod) and Dexter are trapped in a will-and-will relationship that spans two decades.
The twins filmed the scenes when they were seven months old and are now almost two months old (pictured as newborns in April 2022).
Holly, 25, from Northamptonshire, had signed her twins up with a talent agency.
Fans on TikTok even said they wanted Leo to ‘hug me like I’m Willow/Sienna.’
Holly says ‘One Day’ is her favorite book and thinks the Netflix series adaptation is much better than the 2011 film version with Anne Hathaway.
Since the series aired in February of this year, he has watched it twice and says he watched the episode in which his children appear first.
Holly said: ‘One Day is actually my favorite book of all time and my mum gave it to me to read. I also saw the movie with Anne Hathaway, so when they asked the girls to be a part of the series I was very happy.
“In my opinion, the series is much better than the movie because I think the series can capture more and relate more to the book.”
The twins also appeared in the BBC’s Motherland Christmas special in 2022, but Holly says this is their biggest TV appearance to date.
The mother of two said that by rewatching the series, she can tell which twin is in each scene, but her family has a hard time telling the difference.
Behind the scenes: Holly’s seven-month-old daughter Sienna wearing the outfit she wore on the show
Holly found it difficult to wait between filming in December 2022 and the series premiere in January 2024.
Since posting a video of the twins on One Day on TikTok, the post has racked up more than 600,000 views and 59,000 likes.
One user said: ‘The scene of her sleeping while he hugs her. They’re so beautiful.’
Another added: “Oh to be a sleeping baby and have Leo Woodall nuzzle your face.”
A third commented: ‘They are so beautiful. “I loved One Day and watching that scene with Dex and Jasmine completely melted me.”
A fourth said: “I want Leo Woodall to hug me like I’m Willow or Sienna.”