We had the chance to speak with new Disney star Sophie Reynolds about her new role in the Disney family. Sophie plays the character of Ashley on “The Gamer’s Guide To Pretty Much Everything” on Disney XD.
Check out our exclusive interview with Sophie Reynolds below where we talk about how she got into acting, her new series, and the support she’s received so far from fans.
Tell us a little about The Gamer’s Guide To Pretty Much Everything and what fans and viewers can expect from the series. Can you talk a little about your character and what attracted you to the role?
Gamer’s Guide to Pretty Much Everything is a show about professional teenager gamer, Conor, who suffers a thumb injury on the pro gaming tour. He is taken off the tour and has to go to normal high school for the first time where he meets his friends, Wendell, Franklin and Ashley, who is played by me. They form a gaming team and the show really follows them! Fans can expect so many crazy adventures from us, lots of laughs, and definitely video games! What really attracted me to Ashley was how strong she is. She definitely loves to roll with the boys, which I relate to a lot, and she isn’t afraid to stand up for herself and what she believes in. I love that fierce and protective side of her that comes out to protect her friends and herself!
Who would you love to work with someday, if you could pick anyone?
There are so many people I would love to work with, but if I am just picking one it would probably have to be Amy Poehler! I really admire her and absolutely love her work, so it would be amazing – and definitely fun – getting to work with her.
Do you have any plans to pursue your dance in addition to acting?
I would love to be able to do both dancing and acting in my career! Ideally I would continue with acting but do projects that allow me to dance as well. I got to dance on a few episodes of Gamer’s Guide and that was really cool because I got to blend the two things I love most, acting and dancing.
How has it been working with your co-stars?
My co-stars are absolutely amazing and I have loved every second of working with them. I honestly feel so lucky to have ended up with Cameron, Felix, and Murray and have had a blast with them. They are like brothers to me now.
Are you really the only girl on set?
No, I am actually not the only girl on set! We have several women that work on the production side of things and also have had some amazing female guest stars. In addition to the many talented women on our crew, we have women writing, directing and producing, so even though I am the only girl in the main cast, I am definitely not the only girl on set!
What does it mean to you to be able to join the Disney family?
Being able to join the Disney family has been completely surreal. I grew up watching Disney Channel every day and spending family vacations at Disneyland and Disney World. I’ve always been a huge Disney fan and love everything Disney, so getting to be a part of the magic has been wonderful and unbelievable really. I definitely feel blessed.
Do you consider yourself a gamer?
I have definitely played video games, but no I would not really consider myself a big gamer! I have had a ton of fun playing Ashley though, and learning about the gaming world. There’s this entire gaming community out there and it is cool we get to represent for them!
Do you have any favorite video games you love to play?
I’m a dancer so my favorite video games are the Just Dance games actually! I love being able to be active while I game. But I also have big love for Mario Kart.
Do you enjoy interacting with your fans on social media?
Interacting with my fans on social media has been so cool. Getting to talk to them and share some of our lives together has been a really amazing experience! I wouldn’t be able to do what I do without their support, so I appreciate them so much.
How has the support been so far?
The support for the show has been amazing! The fans are great. Getting to see their stories and how the show has affected them has been really special and it’s really an honor to be part of their lives.
We’d like to thank Sophie Reynolds for taking the time to answer some questions for us! We really appreciate it.
Be sure to keep up with Sophie by following her on Twitter @Sophie1Reynolds and check out “The Gamer’s Guide To Pretty Much Everything” on Disney XD.