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    Here Are 15 Fun Facts About Sophia Di Martino From "Loki"

    BRB, gotta binge all of Flowers on Netflix.

    You know Sophia Di Martino as Sylvie in Loki on Disney+.

    Sylvie stares down the TVA agents
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    And if you haven't watched Loki yet, this is your sign to get on it!

    Sophia is a newcomer to the MCU, but fans are already obsessed with her.

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    I mean, we have no choice but to stan.

    So, without further ado, here are 15 fun facts about Sophia Di Martino:

    1. Sophia took inspiration for Sylvie's fighting style from Charlize Theron's performance in Atomic Blonde.

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    She told CNET, "We wanted Sylvie to be a brawler; we didn't want her to be too elegant in the way she fights because that's Loki's thing."

    2. Her very first acting gig was a guest spot on the long-running BBC series Holby City, and she later returned as a regular.

    A young patient lies in a hospital bed after a terrible accident
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    She played two different characters on the medical drama.

    3. Her big breakout role was Amy in the Channel Four/Netflix series Flowers.

    Amy argues with her twin brother
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    Amy is a withdrawn musician who falls in love with a woman named Abigail, played by Georgina Campbell. 

    4. She was pregnant with her first child when she made her audition tape for Loki, and she was so good that she landed the role without having to do an in-person audition.

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    "You never get a job of this size off a tape, usually. My agent couldn’t believe it," she told the Hollywood Reporter

    5. To prepare for her role as nurse Gemma Pennant on The Royal Today, she hung out at hospitals and studied the staff members' movements.

    Gemma tells a coworker she might be pregnant
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    She joked to the BBC, "People are thinking, Why is that girl walking up and down corridors copying the way we walk?"

    6. Since Sophia was postpartum while filming Loki, costume designer Christine Wada modified her Sylvie costume with hidden zippers so she could breastfeed easily.

    7. She worked with Will Sharpe, her long-term partner and co-parent, on Flowers.

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    He wrote and directed the series, and both of them played key characters.  

    8. To prepare for her role as Sylvie, she studied all of Tom Hiddleston's work as Loki and then promptly forgot it all.

    Sylvie and Loki get to know each other on Lamentis
    Marvel / Via Disney+

    She told, "I forgot all about that and tried to create something unique." 

    9. As a kid, she knew she wanted to be an actor and would make her sister put on plays with her at home.

    10. She's a writer and director as well as an actor.

    Nora eats blood-covered fries
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    So far, she's written and directed two short films — The Lost Films of Bloody Nora  and Scrubber. 

    11. You can hear her playing the flute in Episode 5 of Flowers.

    Amy cries because it's hard to tell Abigail how she feels
    Endemol Shine UK / Via Netflix

    She's credited as part of the music department.

    12. It was important to her that Sylvie's costume was practical for moving around and fighting — which included not wearing heels.

    the TVA agents have ahold of Sylvie
    Marvel / Via Disney+

    "You can't walk in them, nevermind kick butt in them," she told ET Canada.

    13. Her first major movie role was Carol in the Beatles-inspired musical Yesterday (2019).

    Ellie and Carol are delighted to hear "Yesterday" for the very first time
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    Carol is one of Jack's friends who doesn't remember who the Beatles are. Sophia worked with Himesh Patel, Kate McKinnon, Ed Sheeran, and Lily James.

    14. Sophia previously worked with Loki director Kate Herron on the short film Smear.

    Chloe nervously awaits her appointment in her OB-GYN's lobby
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    Sophia starred in the horror comedy as a woman going in for her first pap smear. 

    15. And finally, though she didn't know exactly what the role was at the time, her audition scene turned into the iconic train conversation between Sylvie and Loki.

    Loki confirms to Sylvie that he's bi
    Marvel / Via Disney+

    "There was a very short scene between two people — Bob and Sara — on a train," she explained to Entertainment Tonight.

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