The sibling duo star in the travel show A Spin Around Dubai that is streaming on MX Player
Comic sibling duo Jamie and Jesse Lever, who are being showered with praises for their mini-series A Spin Around Dubai, opened up on how they are treated in the entertainment industry, and being the children of veteran actor and comedian Johnny Lever.
Jamie told OTTplay, "Since the beginning of my career as a performer, I established the fact that I will do comedy because I feel confident in that genre, and I enjoy doing standup comedy. Jesse was always interested in different genres as an actor, but I think most of the time, people - be it the audience or casting directors - tend to think that we are funny and we should do comic roles because we are the children of Johnny Lever. We love our papa and it's a great space to be in, but we also have our own style."
She added, "We take it sportingly, and thankfully both of us have started working on different projects that explore different genres.
Jesse played a pivotal role in the Hrithik Roshan-starrer War, in which he flaunted not only his acting skill but also his body. Jamie, on the other hand, recently acted in a short film titled Cuddle, which released on Disney+ Hotstar.
"I understand that the mass audience loves to watch comedy, so even if it is an action scene, a dash of comedy or a small joke, it always gets appreciation and a positive reaction from the audience. I think when they watch us doing comedy, somewhere they see a reflection of dad in us, because we also look like him. S, I take it positively," said Jesse.
However, both are aware of the legacy and feel responsible to take it forward.
"Yes, we know that it is a responsibility to carry forward the legacy of Johnny Lever and both of us are doing it happily," added Jamie.
A Spin Around Dubai is streaming on MX Player.