The Stars Of Cosmic Love On The AstroTwins, Astrological Dating And More - Exclusive Interview

We get it — you're swiping through Bumble and are actively looking at accounts that list the user's astrological sign. Why suffer through a bad date with an emotional Cancer when you know that you — grounded Taurus — will actively hate the experience? Why go to all the trouble of planning a quiet, romantic date, balanced Libra, when you know that fiery Aries is going to want to rage against the conformities of dating? There are some people out there that'll confidently tell you that there are some zodiac signs should absolutely not be together, and while we can harness our limited knowledge and tell you that two stubborn Capricorns likely won't make the best pairing, there are some instances that really need to be left to the pros. 

Cue the AstroTwins, Tali Edut and Ophira Edut, who have made it their mission to break down what we know about the astrological signs and give advice when it's needed (and let's face it, it's always needed). When it comes to dating, Tali and Ophira are setting out on the perfect test for astrological lovers: Can the charts really dictate if two people should be together?

This is, without spoiling too much, the central theme of Amazon Prime Video's "Cosmic Love," set to drop on August 12. Bringing four element leads together — Noel, Phoebe, Connor and Maria — the twins use the romantic hopefuls' charts to dictate their dating lives, and the result is a fascinating experiment. Ahead of the series' premiere, we sat down with the element leads (who all represent a different zodiac sign) to chat about the experience, what they learned from the show, and if astrologically-based dating really works.

How did the four element leads find themselves on Cosmic Love?

I got to speak to the AstroTwins this morning, so that was a great intro into the show, to get their insight. First and foremost, I'd love to know how this opportunity presented itself to you all? And what about dating based on the astrological chart was attractive to you guys?

Noel: I got offered a couple different reality TV shows. After looking at one or two episodes, I said, "Ah, I don't think this is right for me" ... Cosmo had happened to hit me up afterwards, and they broke it down for me. My mom was ... really big into her version of astrology. After [thinking] for years like, "You need to be with Virgo, you need to be with this," based on her own personal experience and experience she had around her, I said, "You know what, why not give it a try?" 

I worked super hard on myself. I work on my physical, mental, every aspect of me to become the best version of myself. I'm usually pretty busy because I try to be as financially stable as humanly possible, even beyond that. [That's] not giving too much time to love. I was like, "Give it over to experts or see what happens," and I said, "Why not?"

Anyone else want to elaborate on their experiences?

Maria: I've been a makeup artist for about 10 years and I used to do a lot of creative directing. I was always behind the camera and around the pandemic, I decided to get in front of the camera. I had a lot of my friends do photo shoots for me. I got certain apps that you can do castings for. I got called for another show and that did fall through.

Then, while I was on vacation, I got called for this one and I don't know why, but I felt it. My intuition told me, "This is the one." I took it very seriously when it came to the interviews and everything that came with the show, I gave it my all. I cleaned my schedule. I did everything for it. When it came to the astrology part of it, I grew up looking at horoscopes and things like that.  I thought it was a great opportunity to focus on love because I'm always keeping myself busy with my career, my family and myself.

Phoebe: In a very similar situation, I was in the running for a few different reality shows and when this one presented itself, something clicked. I can't even describe it. It was like, "Okay, this makes the most sense for me." I'm a huge believer in "What's meant for me won't miss me." I say that all the time. It fell into my lap at the perfect time in my life. It was an opportunity that I absolutely had to take. Plus, I'm also a believer in astrology. I've always been very curious about it and I was like, "Absolutely, I'm going to give this a shot."

Connor: I never thought I would've made it this far, and somebody asked me if I wanted to do this show. I was like, "Sure, I'll throw my hat in the ring, that'll probably be the last I hear of it." One thing led to another thing.

Phoebe: We were.

Connor: And here I am. I definitely was curious about the astrological component, but loved learning about it and knew a little bit about it beforehand — so getting more and more into it as things have progressed.

The cast reveals what it was like to be so vulnerable on-camera

Take me through what a day in the life of production looked like. I know it's a little question. Also let us know what it was like to bring such a vulnerable aspect of your life.

Connor: A lot of crying. Lots and lots of crying.

Maria: A day in production was them coming to wake me up about 10 times, "Maria, you got to get mic'd." Maria, you have to get mic'd." I'm like, "Oh my God." Honestly, it was a lot, it was something that I'm pretty sure none of us has ever experienced for me. It was a lot of work, but we are here now. I feel as though these are the flowers that we are receiving, to be able to share this with the world. It was a lot of hard work.

Connor: Much more of a work environment than a vacation, because going in, I thought it was going to be drinking by the pool, hanging out. It was more like, "Hey, you have to talk about this. You have an interview to discuss things that were happening." [I felt] like, "Why? I don't feel like sharing those thoughts." I have barely processed them myself.

What was it like bringing such vulnerable aspects of your life to a camera setting? That must have been — was it jarring? Were you nervous?

Noel: I'm usually myself, no matter what the situation is, but I'm usually very private as well. I'm only around certain people — being myself is always natural and easy. Now, stepping out into the real world and stepping out and in the public eye, and I still chose to be myself. I try to be as authentic as humanly possible. I was myself. There wasn't really anything I could do about it because you're going to love me or you're going to hate me for who I am.

Maria: I have to face the reality of not being able to be vulnerable in certain areas. I was raised by two independent women and I was raised to be strong and independent and a go-getter and there were certain aspects of my life that I realized with this show that I couldn't be vulnerable and I wanted to, and I was like, "Oh my God, I cannot transmit this emotion because I've been trained to be this hard working woman and I am sad or I am nervous or I am excited." 

That was really hard for me to be able to be vulnerable. I didn't understand that sometimes, I wasn't vulnerable. It wasn't because I didn't want to, but it was because I had a routine and a discipline of how I grew up. That was a little difficult for me when it came to being vulnerable on the show.

Did dating based on astrological signs really work?

In what ways have you all learned something new about the stars and the astrological portion of this whole show? That's such a unique element that we haven't really seen in a dating show format.

Phoebe: I'm a Leo and I'm actually a double Leo. In my mind, I knew that about myself prior to coming into this and was like, "I love the spotlight. I'm a star performer. I'm bright, I'm shiny. I'm a lion, I'm super headstrong." I found out that I have so many water placements in my chart and I was annoyed when I found out about that. Water signs are typically babies, they're criers. I was like, "Oh no, I'm soft. No." 

It was so important for me to learn those things about myself because I am such an emotional person and it is very difficult for me to be vulnerable in relationships — not necessarily friendships, but in a romantic relationship. Learning all of that about myself and working hand in hand with the AstroTwins helped so much in getting a deeper understanding of myself and also how I can truly let my guard down [and] let my walls down to let another person in and fully surrender to this idea of astrology guiding me.

Can I ask each one of you what your signs are?

Phoebe: [To Noel] You want to start?

Noel: Yeah, I'll go first. I'm a Pisces, I'm a water sign.

Maria: I'm a Capricorn. I'm an earth sign.

Phoebe: I'm a Leo, I'm a fire sign.

Connor: Gemini, air.

The cast reveals what they truly took away from their time on the show

I know you can't spoil anything too much, even though I would want everything to be spoiled, but what would you say has been your biggest lesson from this experience? Are you satisfied with how things developed over time?

Phoebe: The biggest lesson for me was learning to put my ego aside to fully surrender to something brand new. I'm always one that loves putting myself in scary situations — I like taking risks to push myself. This was definitely something like that, because it was more about finding love. That's very personal, not only finding love, it's finding love for millions of people to watch on my journey. It was about putting my ego aside and fully surrendering to this. As far as me being satisfied 100%, I have the most incredible friends ever. I've learned to love myself in new ways that I never was able to before. It was definitely an incredible experience.

"Cosmic Love" will stream on Prime Video, with the series dropping on August 12.

This interview has been edited for clarity.