Michelle Monaghan stars in the new Netflix original limited series Echoes, which centers on identical twin sisters Leni and Gina, who have been switching places since they were children. Their scheme becomes complicated in adulthood when one of the sisters goes missing.
Leni and Gina share each other’s lives, switching places every year on their birthday, and balancing two lives, two homes, two husbands, and a child. When Leni’s disappearance brings Gina back home, she’s forced to play both roles until secrets from their past begin to unravel.
Echoes also stars Matt Bomer, Daniel Sunjata, Karen Robinson, Jonathan Tucker, and Ali Stroker alongside Michelle Monaghan. But while some viewers are watching the limited series, they might be wondering if Monaghan actually has a twin sister or if she’s playing the dual roles.
Not to burst anyone’s bubble a la Lindsay Lohan in The Parent Trap, but Michelle Monaghan does not have a twin sister. The talented actress pulls double duty as both Leni and Gina in a career-best performance that should earn Monaghan award nominations.
Does Echoes star Michelle Monaghan have a twin?
Monaghan doesn’t have a twin sister, and she doesn’t have any sisters at all. She has two older brothers named Bob and John, who don’t appear to be actors. And although some might think she looks like fellow actresses Ruth Wilson and Emma Stone, they’re not related. The twin aspect of her role in Echoes is all up to her own talent of being able to pull off two roles at once.
In the earlier episodes of the series, the differences between Monaghan’s performance as Leni and Gina aren’t too different, but once the series reveals more and more about what’s really going on between the sisters, Monaghan shows off the nuance in her performance.
Without giving away any spoilers, there’s a scene later on in the limited series when one sister slips into the facade of the other sister at a moment’s notice. Seeing the change in action is chilling and exhilarating. Monaghan truly excels in the demanding dual role.
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