Sophie Thatcher is an up-and-coming actress who made her big film debut as Cee in Sci-Fi movie Prospect (2018)
Born: Chicago, IL, USA
Famous for: Actress
Sophie Thatcher was a popular member of the Chicago and national theatre community. Her sister is also an actress and this motivated her to join the community theatre at a young age. By freshmen year she had already made an appearance in over eight Chicago musicals and plays. She was partly homeschooled due to the number of shows she starred in.
Sophie Thatcher appeared on screen in 2015 as the lead in the short movie Growing Strong. She appeared on TV in an episode of Chicago P.D, after her agent sent her out on an audition, and also appeared in the TV horror series The Exorcist in 2016.
At 17 Sophie Thatcher made her big film debut as Cee, in the sci-fi flick Prospect (2018) Cee works as a prospector’s apprentice under her father Damon and is forced to trust a shady gunslinger named Ezra (Pedro Pascal) to get the treasure and get off the planet. Thatcher has mentioned how the script thrilled her and the character is more than just a ‘angsty teenager’.
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5. What is one of your proudest moments that came from acting? Definitely Anne Frank, I had 200 shows, it was crazy. I look back at it now and can’t believe I did that. I had 11 monologues in the show, it really stressed me out but it was an amazing opportunity. All the actors were so great. It was through Writer’s Theater which is in Glencoe, it’s really good theater really good place to work at. I had to be homeschooled for the last two months and I missed eighth grade graduation, but it was okay. It was definitely worth it.
6. What is your favorite thing about being an actor? The feeling when the audience applauses, it sounds a bit cheesy but I love that. I like to show people stories of real people, like showing people what Anne Frank was actually like rather than what people think she would be is like.
7. What challenges have you overcome in you acting career? Acting is really stressful for me. I don’t have stage fright but just the fear that anything can happen on stage, like for Anne Frank I had so many lines and what would happen if I messed up? Surprisingly I didnt but thats my main fear. I try not to think about it too much, I try to let myself be taken away by the moment.
8. How hard was it to get to the place you are today in your acting career? I’ve worked very hard. I’ve taken classes since fourth grade and I’ve been taking singing lessons since third grade. Just to keep up my training is really difficult. I worked at Actors training and Performers school. I’ve worked with Janet Lauer who’s a director and Carol Devo and she’s a manager.