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SOFIA WYLIE WILL ‘BRING SOME REALNESS’ TO THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL

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SOFIA WYLIE WILL ‘BRING SOME REALNESS’ TO THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL

“I’m certain this hotel’s haunted,” the actress Sofia Wylie says upon her arrival in Belfast, Northern Ireland, where she is filming Netflix’s adaptation of Soman Chainani’s beloved fantasy series, The School for Good and Evil. In her first film role, she’ll star alongside seasoned actors like Charlize Theron and Kerry Washington as Agatha, a brooding young girl with a flair for formless black dresses and a bald cat named Reaper — that is, not the kind of character who’s afraid of ghosts. “My TV just turned on, that’s not terrifying at all,” Wylie adds. “I’m definitely going to call my parents to have them come over after this.”

Haunted hotel rooms or not, the work never stops, especially for a Capricorn like Wylie, whose varied pursuits have taken her from dancing backup for Justin Bieber to a modelling contract with IMG, a top agency that also represents Bella Hadid and Ashley Graham. 

Sofia, started out her promising career in 2016, starring as Buffy Driscoll in Andi Mack on Disney Channel and later on made her film debut in Australian film Back of the Net. In 2019 she was cast as Gina Porter in the acclaimed Disney TV-series High School Musical The Musical The Series, which has been renewed for a second season. Being very involved into issues relating to female empowerment and diversity in the arts, she founded along with her father the production company called AIFOS, which promotes new and inspiring literary and creative pieces supporting crucial issues related to diversity and inclusion. The company is set to adapt Jenny Torres Sanchez’s novel The Fall of Innocence “I think I would get bored if I ever just settled on one thing,” she says. “I just want to keep growing as much as I can.”

When she’s not acting, or modelling, or singing, or fending off spirits, Wylie is a normal teen, trying to earn her high school diploma, decide what comes after and, in her spare time, nail the latest TikTok dance challenge to her favourite Blackpink song. Ahead of the Season 2 premiere of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, Wylie tells MTV News about managing it all and what she’s bringing to her debut feature-length role.

Author: Linda .R. Jones

London, UK

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