October 3rd, 2011
03:48 PM ET
Actresses Tia and Tamera Mowry's hit Style Network reality show, "Tia & Tamera," has been renewed for a second season.
Best known for their '90s sitcom "Sister, Sister," (TGIF lineup, anyone?) the identical twins are now 33-years-old. Tamera, who was born two minutes before Tia, recently married Fox News correspondent Adam Housley. Tia was Tamera's very pregnant maid of honor, and "The Game" actress - who wed actor Cory Hardrict back in 2008 - gave birth to son Cree in June.
Tia and Tamera are still acting, and they also run their own production company, Twilight Productions (no affiliation with Edward Cullen and/or Bella Swan). CNN spoke to Tamera Mowry about acting, twin sisterhood, married life and the realities of having a reality show.
CNN: Can you tell us a little bit about your Style Network show "Tia & Tamera"?
Tamera Mowry: It's basically what the title says. It's us living our life as twin sisters but experiencing different transitional moments in life at the same time. I was getting married when my sister was deciding to have her first baby. And trying to be there 100 percent of the time was probably the hardest thing I’ve ever had to deal with. You're dealing with emotions on both sides - hormones and just stress - while you're going into territories that are new for the both of us.
CNN: What's the reaction been like from fans who grew up watching you and Tia?
TM: We've had mixed reviews. A lot of people have put us in this goody two shoes box, because we were child stars and we had this very wholesome show, but the thing is we're real people with real problems and we're sisters and sisters argue all the time, especially twins. But no matter how many times you see Tia and I argue - which we do a lot on this show - there is a love there. You also get to see that even though Tia and I are twins, we are two different people.
CNN: What's the hardest thing about having your own reality show?
TM: The hardest part of having a reality show would be just letting go and letting yourself be vulnerable for millions to see no matter what the response is going to be. We're used to people criticizing a character we play, but not who we are as people. So I'm definitely getting used to that. But there's been so much positivity. It's been 99.9 percent positive. The best part would be that our fans are able to see that we're women now.
CNN: What sort of acting roles do you tend to gravitate toward?
TM:I would love to do another comedy. Comedy has always kind of been my niche. I just love doing it. I love making people laugh. And I love a live audience. My last comedy was in 2009 and I did it for ABC Family. It was called "Roommates" and it was amazing and it was so much fun doing it.
CNN: Are you enjoying being an aunt?
TM: I feel so much love for my nephew like I've never had before and I can only imagine what it'll be like when I have my own child. Because Tia and I are twins, sometimes I feel like her child is my own son. He is so beautiful and so loving and we already have a special connection. He knows my voice.
CNN: How's married life?
TM: Married life is going great! I love it. My husband is a terrific support system and I'm so happy to have him by my side. Adam and I didn’t live together before we got married, so we do have our moments of "Oh, I didn’t know he did that," but we've kind of gotten over that. But you do have that in the beginning.
CNN: What's it like being married to a reporter? Do you travel with your husband when he covers stories?
TM: I love being married to a reporter - they're like sponges. Adam's intelligence is so sexy to me. I love watching him on TV and listening to him talk about things. And he's so brave. When people are evacuating because of a hurricane or a tsunami, Adam actually goes to the scene, and there's something very inspiring, encouraging and brave about that. I love it.
CNN: What do you like to do during your free time?
TM: Adam loves to travel. I obviously wouldn't go with him to Kuwait or Venezuela because it's too dangerous. But we've been to Paris, we've been to Ireland, we've been to Wales, we've been to Turkey, we've been to Greece, we've been to Croatia, we've been to so many places. We love that we can just go away and completely be ourselves and just be with each other without any distractions.
Catch the season finale of "Tia & Tamera" tonight at 9 p.m. ET on Style.
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