Palmer twins featured in new Adam Sandler movie
KINGMAN - An 82-year-old Kingman woman and her identical twin sister make their acting debut in a new Adam Sandler movie releasing this week.
"Jack and Jill" is the story of two fraternal twins with both the brother and sister roles played by Sandler. The movie includes appearances by multiple sets of twins, including Diane Sturm and her sister, Patty Olson, who lives in California.
The pair auditioned on a lark after hearing about the parts from a friend who operates a talent agency. They appear at the end of the movie using a secret twin language only they can understand, which mirrors a language the sisters developed when they were growing up.
The sisters shot their scene in one day during filming in April. Earlier this week they attended the world premiere in Hollywood where they walked the red carpet in fake diamonds they bought from a corner store. In addition to Sandler, the twins met actors Al Pacino and Katie Holmes, who also star in the movie.
"He is just wonderful," Sturm said of Sandler.
The sisters will also appear on a special "twin-tacular" episode of "Dr. Phil" that will air on Friday. Sturm said she and her sister were the oldest set of twins to be at the taping.
The Palmer twins, as they were known growing up, often used their identical appearances to switch places, Sturm said. Including once on a double date to the senior ball with another set of twins, who were able to ascertain the girls' ruse after noticing slight differences in their formal dresses.
"It was a lot of fun, but I think we drove our mother crazy," Sturm said.