Olsen Twins Visit Ellen DeGeneres in Rare TV Appearance

By: Kimberly Ripley - April 26, 2014

The Olsen twins made a rare TV appearance last week when they visited Ellen DeGeneres on her talk show and dished about their very private lives. It’s not often that the former Full House stars, who together comprised the role of little Michelle Tanner, do interviews. They last appeared on daytime TV–and it was on Ellen’s show then, too–in 2010.

The 27-year-old Olsen twins weren’t just being friendly, however. Instead they were promoting their new fragrances, Elizabeth and James Nirvana White and Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black.

“Our brand is about duality and we wanted to be able to offer options,” Mary-Kate says of why they are putting out two new fragrances instead of one.

Ellen did manage to get the girls to divulge a few things about their differences in a hilarious game she dubbed ‘Mary-Kate or Ashley.’

It seems that even though the twins are 27 now people still get one confused from the other.

“For us I think it’s more like, ‘Are you Mary or Kate?’ or ‘Are you Mary-Kate and Ashley?” Ashley explained. “I’m one of ’em!”

Ellen’s game had the Olsen twins answering questions like ‘Who is the messiest?’ and ‘Who is the funniest?’ Ellen also admitted that she still has a hard time telling the twins apart.

The Olsen twins long gave up their acting careers to become very successful fashion designers. Even though their clothing line is eclectic to say the least, they certainly are raking in the dough from their collections. Their Elizabeth and James and The Row lines aren’t cheap either and rivals some of the top New York City designers. Their more affordable clothing lines, Olsenboye and StyleMint, cater to a more moderate taste and expense.

Did you catch the Olsen twins on The Ellen DeGeneres Show this past week? What do you think of their incredible transformations from Michelle Tanner to talented and very shrewd businesswomen?

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Kimberly RipleyKimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.

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  • Olivia/Shellby

    That was the most painful interview I have ever seen! Do they share a brain? Boring, boring and let’s just say boring. I don’t know how long it was but it seemed like hours!!!

    • Garry

      Maybe so, but I’ve heard their business empire is worth BILLIONS. And, when they were still acting into their teens, they really were quite good–very natural and excellent comic timing.

  • Scamuel

    WOW! A matched pair of Hollywood ‘HOs!