Molly Ringwald called out Sofia Black-D’Elia’s Boston accent on set of “Single Drunk Female.” The star of Freeform’s sleeper hit talks with Jezebel about Season 2 and working with Ringwald and Ally Sheedy.
Sofia Black-D’Elia, an American actress, stars in the hit Freeform series “Single Drunk Female,” where she plays Samantha Fink, a 20-something recovering alcoholic, who’s come to live with her mother in an attempt to rebuild her life. Sofia is the shining face you see in so many of your favorite shows from “Gossip Girl” to “Your Honor,” the New Jersey native has cemented herself as one of the best actresses on television right now. The comedy-drama returned for its second season on April 12th.
You began acting almost as an adult, what was the experience that solidified your desire to pursue this as a career?
I actually didn’t start acting until I was 17. And it didn’t feel like something I could make a career out of until years later, when I stopped worrying about rent.
You got your start at dancing school. What things have you taken away from and applied to your movement work as an actor?
I was never a very good dancer. I think I took more from playing sports growing up the team mentality, the common goal, the underdog energy. All of it applied to being on a set or doing a play.
Sofia Black-D’Elia talks the new season of “Single Drunk Female”, her role as Sam, and her career so far
CONGRATULATIONS ON THE SUCCESS OF ‘SINGLE DRUNK FEMALE’! WHAT WAS THE FIRST THING THAT STOOD OUT TO YOU WHEN YOU AUDITIONED FOR THE ROLE OF SAM AND MADE YOU THINK, I NEED TO PLAY HER?
Two things stood out to me immediately: the tricky tone and the brutally honest, deeply funny take on a mother-daughter relationship. I wanted in on both.
Sofia Black-D’Elia talks about second season of ‘Single Drunk Female’
The actress stars in Freeform’s hit drama-comedy alongside Ally Sheedy.
We can exclusively reveal that Sofia Black-D’Elia and Ray Nicholson are set to star in Cazzie David and Elisa Kalani’s directorial debut, ‘I Love You Forever,’ which has just wrapped filming.
Described as “a subversive romantic comedy gone wrong,” the film follows a young woman (Black-D’Elia) who starts to suspect her new boyfriend (Nicholson) is not what he initially appears to be. The film is produced by critically acclaimed screenwriter Diablo Cody, who is known for her work on ‘Juno,’ ‘Young Adult’ and ‘Jennifer’s Body,’ and Mason Novick, who produced ‘500 Days of Summer.’ In addition to directing, David and Kalani have also written the screenplay for the film.
Black-D’Elia is known for her starring role in Hulu comedy series ‘Single Drunk Female,’ while Nicholson starred in Prime Video series ‘Panic’ and most recently appeared alongside Zoey Deutch and Kendrick Sampson in holiday rom-com ‘Something from Tiffany’s.’ David most recently had a recurring role in season 3 of ‘The Umbrella Academy.’