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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.
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.
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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