November 15, 1999
Twenty-eight years ago, Nicky Brendon, Xander Harris on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, made his debut three minutes after his identical twin, Kelly, in a Los Angeles hospital. These days, Kelly, who spent the past five years working in film and TV production, is following Nicky — into acting. But the pair, who share a two-bedroom L.A. apartment, occasionally part company.
Kelly: I’m the neat one.
Nicky: He’s not neat. He used to be really, rally neat, but he’s let himself go a little bit.
Kelly: I’m the clotheshorse. He borrows more of mine than I borrow of his.
Nicky: Are you insane?
Kelly: I just steal your clothes and don’t return them.
Nicky: Hands down, Kelly steals more clothes. He also works out more. I go to the gym because I really enjoy it. Kelly goes because he feels he needs it.
Kelly: I have to become one notch more beautiful.
Nicky: I wake up and it’s like, “Oh God, I hope I look that pretty.
Kelly: As we get older, we’re starting to look different. Even our faces are changing a little bit.
Nicky: And I started growing my hair out.
Kelly: People still mistake me for Nick. If a little kid comes up, I say, “yeah.” If an adult comes up and asks me if I’m the guy on Buffy, then I say, “No, we’re twins.” They say “Oh, sure you’re twins. Once, people did throw french fries and napkins at me when they didn’t believe me.
Nicky: Kelly goes out too much. [Laughs]
Kelly: He pays me $200 a week to sign autographs.