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Baby Mary From 'Three Men and a Baby' Revisits the 1987 Comedy on 'Today' (Video)

Twins Lisa Blair and Michelle Blair Ontonovich, now 27, reminisce about their unforgettable role in the Leonard Nimoy-directed feature.

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"Three Men and a Baby"

Baby Mary from Three Men and a Baby is all grown up — and the sisters who played her appeared Monday on Today to talk about the 27 years since they were in the film.

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Identical twins Lisa Blair and Michelle Blair Ontonovich, now 27, were four months old when they filmed the 1987 comedy, which starred Ted Danson, Steve Guttenberg and Tom Selleck — as three men raising a toddler — and was directed by Leonard Nimoy. The twins, who watched Three Men and a Baby as recently as a week ago, said it took a while for them to take note of their stardom. (They obviously had no recollection of filming the movie.)

"At first, when we were little, it wasn't a big deal to us at all. When we became teenagers, people started talking to us a lot more," said Michelle. Mainly, "asking for our autographs," Lisa said.

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Landing the part was "a bit of a fluke," admitted the twins' mother, who submitted Lisa and Michelle on a whim during some downtime while on maternity leave. Some candid behind-the-scenes stories were shared, including one that involved a four-month-old Michelle relieving herself on Selleck in one of the movie's scenes.

Lisa and Michelle left Hollywood shortly after Three Men and a Baby; they told Today co-host Savannah Guthrie that they simply had no interest in pursuing acting. So where are they now? Michelle is married with a five-month-old son. Lisa's only other acting credit is 1999's Morella.

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