Dylan and Cole Sprouse will forever live in the hearts of millennials. The twin brothers rose to prominence when they starred on the Disney channel show, The Suite Life of Zack and Cody. From there, the Sprouse brothers starred in the show’s spin-off, Suite Life on Deck, and continued to make appearances on other Disney shows. The actors haven’t appeared together in any recent projects since the Suite Life television films.
While there isn’t any bad blood between the brothers (thankfully, Gossip Cop hasn’t had to bust any negative rumors about the Sprouses so far), it wouldn’t be the first time sibling actors wanted to do separate things in their respective careers. For the Sprouse brothers, this is what the two have said about what it would take for them to share the screen again.
Dylan and Cole Sprouse have grown up
The twin actors have starred in several shows and films before their breakthrough roles on the Disney Channel sitcom. The two starred in the films, Big Daddy, I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus and the television shows Grace Under Fire and That 70’s Show. The last appearance the two had together was on Disney’s sketch comedy show, That’s So Random, where they both played themselves, in 2012.
Both brothers took a break from acting following this and decided to enroll in New York University. In 2019, the two spoke out about the possibility of working together and if there would be a Suite Life reboot. While the two were open to it, they did note there would be a catch to it.
Cole Sprouse stated, “We’ve talked about it,” but did say he wouldn’t be because of a reboot or reunion for Suite Life. He continued, “The whole kitschy twin thing, I don’t think that sells anymore. It’s about feeling passionate about acting again. If it’s a cool project, I don’t have a problem with that.”
Dylan Sprouse echoed the same sentiments as his brother, explaining, “Yes, we’re totally not averse to working together again. I don’t think we’ll be working as twins ever again, like cast in a role. But I think we both would be fine working together, whatever that means.”
In another interview with HollywoodLife, Dylan reiterated his willingness to work with his brother again. “It would have to be right. A lot of the times when they want to cast my brother and I, it’s really stupid [expletive]. So it would have to be something good and tasteful,” the actor explained.
What’s new with the Sprouse twins
Despite their professional reluctance for working together, Dylan and Cole still consider each other fair game for jokes. In March, Selena Gomez appeared on The Kelly Clarkson Show, where she told the story of her incredibly awkward first kiss with Dylan Sprouse. She ultimately described it as “one of the worst days of my life,” which is the caption Teen Vogue used on an Instagram about the story. Cole saw the opportunity for an easy burn. After tagging his brother directly, he wrote, “I can safely say I’ve never had a girl say this about me.”
Most recently, Dylan cleared the air after rumors spread about his brother’s split from longtime girlfriend Lili Reinhart. He told ET that Cole’s been isolating with his Riverdale co-star KJ Apa at Apa’s home. “I’ve heard a lot of cute stories. I heard they’re just lifting weights and eating cheese … I think that’s what they do,” Dylan joked. “[Cole’s] good. He’s getting healthy, he’s relaxing, and I talk to him every day. We still FaceTime every day, for every year of my life.”
The brothers are working on something together, though — their facial hair. The two are apparently embroiled in an intense competition to see who can grow the better facial hair while in quarantine, and Dylan think he’s winning. “This entire encounter really highlights for the public who really is the evil twin, right?” he told ET. “I mean, take that on its own merit, but he looks like a guy who ties people to train tracks, right? He needs a top hat and a monocle, okay? I look like a paladin warrior who upholds the law.”
The Sprouse brothers live separate lives
While we’re still holding our breath for a Sprouse brother reunion, the two still continue to entertain their fans. But in their own ways. Cole Sprouse has taken his career to a new level, as the actor currently plays Jughead Jones on the CW drama Riverdale. Although some fans have argued for Dylan to join the show as an identical cousin of Jughead, we certainly aren’t expecting anything to come of it since it sounds a bit too much like the “kitschy twin thing” Cole criticized. We’d be happy to be proven wrong!
Dylan Sprouse took a bit of a different route from his brother. He is the co-owner of All-Wise Meadery in Brooklyn and has acted in a few short films. It was recently announced that Dylan will be starring in his first feature film since his younger days. The actor will be in the film, After We Collided. It’s the sequel to After, a romance movie originally based on a One Direction fan fiction.
With additional reporting by Gossip Cop staff.