Sophia Lil­lis

Variety - - Young Hollywood -

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Lil­lis has had quite the year with the role of Bev­erly Marsh in the big screen adap­ta­tion of “It” and small-screen adap­ta­tion of “Sharp Ob­jects.” The ac­tress, who has stud­ied her craft at the Lee Stras­berg Theater and Film In­sti­tute, is deeply fo­cused on the col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween di­rec­tors and ac­tors and is al­ways look­ing for a role that is “a lit­tle chal­leng­ing but some­thing that I can grow and learn from.” She counts Bill Mur­ray and Sissy Spacek among some of her act­ing in­spi­ra­tions, the lat­ter whom she notes went to the same act­ing school and “learned the same things as me in the same way,” which in­spires her that some­day she’ll have as sto­ried a ca­reer as Spacek. Lil­lis is also pas­sion­ate about draw­ing and says she is never with­out a pad on set, which helps her fo­cus, whether she’s work­ing on a genre piece like the se­quel to “It” or lighter fare such as “Nancy Drew and the Hid­den Stair­case,” both of which she has com­ing out soon.

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