Sunday, February 14, 2010

Sophie Sumner's small interview for Oxfordmail

Sophie gave a small interview to Oxfordmail about modeling, acting and her famous friend Emma Watson.

MODELLING your flatmate’s clothes does not usually get your face splashed across the national magazines – unless that friend is Harry Potter star Emma Watson.

Sophie Sumner, 20, is officially modelling the designes by the actress. They shared a flat in London last year.

Miss Sumner, who is signed with top London agency Storm, famous for discovering Kate Moss, came second in last year’s Living TV show Britain’s Next Top Model.

Now the ex-Headington School and Cherwell School pupil has landed a role in the upcoming teen drama Britpop.

She has also been modelling Miss Watson’s clothing range for ethical brand The People Tree.

She said: “The acting hasn’t really started and I’ll know if I prefer it to modelling by the summer. But modelling is very similar, it’s acting but standing still.

The friends shared a flat last year where Miss Watson, who plays Hermoine Granger in the Harry Potter films and also attended Headington School, created her designs.

Miss Sumner said: “She worked so, so hard. After working 13 hours filming she would get home and sit down and get her designs done.

Last summer Miss Sumner applied for a part in a new drama called Britpop, set in the mid-1990s at a fictional university and with a musical soundtrack from the era.

In December, producers gave her the part of Linda and she starts filming the pilot episode next month.

She said: “I was only about eight when Britpop is set so I had to go back to my old drama teacher at school and ask what it was like.

Last year Miss Sumner, who worked at Kukui nightclub and Tootsies restaurant in Oxford, deferred a drama degree at Exeter University to take part in Britain’s Next Top Model.

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