Friday, April 11, 2008

Maddy interviews Sophia Myles on Moonlight's set

Maddy talked to each of Moonlight's stars ~ including this interview with Sophia Myles on the set. As we have read before, she is not a fan of the Vampire genre but is very intrigued by immortality. And yet, she has played one or a mortal loved by one in several projects. Funny how the world works sometimes :) I'm afraid I can't take Sophia's advice to not like a vamp tho!

Ooooo.... and as for pronouncing her name.... I have heard both herself and Alex say it as So-FI-Ah numerous times.

An Interview With Moonlight's Sophia Myles
by CallmeMaddy

Her name is pronounced "SO-FEE-KA," not "SO-FEE-A." That is the first thing I learned when I met Sophia Myles for an exclusive interview with Blogcritics. Blogcritics also interviewed her Moonlight costars — Alex O'Loughlin (Mick), Jason Dohring (Josef), and Eric Winter (Ben, a new character). Her show, Moonlight, which beat out Gossip Girl for a People's Choice Award, premieres four new episodes, four weeks in a row, starting April 25th at 9PM on CBS.

Sophia works hard on Moonlight, the average day being 17 hours with lots of night scenes. But it's worth it. Sophia is blown away by the strong fan base--she just loves them! She was so impressed by how dedicated her fans are. Many of them were actually willing to donate blood to the American Red Cross to get a second season.

Unlike many of her costars, Sophia is not a huge fan of the vampire genre. She said, "I just don't see how drinking blood is sexy." Many Most women would disagree. She does however like the idea of immortality. It just interests her more. She's much more interested in science fiction. In fact, she has a new movie coming out called, Outlander. It's a science fiction movie with vikings.

Sophia's character, Beth, has a major thing for Alex's character, Mick. Don't worry, Alex lovers, both actors insist their relationship will stay platonic. Sophia says that Alex is the best acting partner (although, her dream acting partner is Christian Bale) and is really like an older brother. Some days, much to many girls' dismay, they have as long as twenty hours together. As for her character's relationship with Mick, she just doesn't see a happy future. There are problems with a vampire falling for a mortal: they can't have kids and Beth would grow old, while Mick wouldn't. It's just so complicated. She's unsure if she wants Beth to be a vampire. In the opener on the 25th, there will be a love triangle between Ben, Beth, and Mick. Sophia is unsure who is better for Beth, though. She was very clear on one thing: "I would not recommend to any girl to like a vampire."

Sophia wasn't always into acting. In fact, she was very academic in school. She was accepted into Cambridge, even though she never went. She took drama in school at 16, because of the handsome teacher. (That's the way to do it! Something I'd totally get on board with.) She just fell in love with acting and was offered a job after a performance in one the plays; She took it.

She came to America from the United Kingdom at age 21 with only 200 dollars in her pocket. She says, "L.A. is fabulous if you are employed." She almost gave up, ready to pack her bags. Thankfully, she auditioned for Moonlight instead and booked the part. She knew she had finally made it when she saw her name on the parking spot Warner Brothers gave her.

Sophia is a very sweet girl; she actually came in on her day off for this interview. Make sure to catch Moonlight on April 25th, because, trust me, I know some set secrets, and it's going to rock!


Anonymous said...

You know, I'm grateful for these interviews, and they offer a lot of wonderful insight, but they could have been written better. I'm not a big fan of Maddy restating the interview herself through writing, it makes it a lot less personal, and her sentences are usually very sharp and flow poorly. It makes them difficult and not nearly as enjoyable to read, unfortunately.

Moonlight said...

Hi Anonymous ~

You are right, it is great to have these glimpses behind the scenes of Moonlight and into the actor's thoughts. I agree that interviews are more personal when the subject is quoted.... a conversation in other words. Of course, we don't know the circumstances or why Maddy chose to do hers in this way. I still enjoyed each one. Please, keep in mind that Maddy is 16 years old :) She has a radio show, writes for her school paper, writes novels...... and makes me feel like a complete slacker! hahaha!

XO ~

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Romany said...

Oh I love Sophia! She seems like a really sweet, genuine person.
I had no idea her name is actually pronounced soph-ee-ka. I guess I'll keep that it mind in case I ever meet her! :)