Freeform will be debuting its new series, Famous in Love tonight, April 18 and we had the chance to sit down with, Pepi Sonuga and talk about the new series.
Pepi plays popstar, Tangey Turner in the series, which also stars Bella Thorne, Carter Jenkins, Niki Koss, Georgie Flores, Keith Powers and Charlie DePew.
In our interview, we talk the show, her character, Tangey, social media, The Fosters, what drew her to the role and so much more. Highlights can be found below.
On her show, Famous in Love: “It’s an insiders sneak peek at the world of fame behind the curtain and what not. It stars Bella Thorne, she is a regular college student, young girl, who goes on a cattle call audition and ends up getting the role of a lifetime in sort of like a Twilight series in our Famous in Love world.
She’s cast in this lead role and basically her character is now taken from normality to being famous and it’s about how she feels about that and trying to balance that with her friends and dealing with this new friend group of kids who are famous that she is going to meet.”
On her character Tangey: “She’s a pop star in this world and she’s also one of the people that Bella has to meet and deal with as she navigates this new life of hers”.
On if she was a singer before landing this role: “I wasn’t a professional singer, but oddly enough I went through a phase in my life where I wanted to be a singer. I recorded a whole studio album, I wrote and produced everything, but it turned out to be really horrible and I was like, ‘Wait, I can’t be a singer’. So it’s really ironic that now I get to play a singer and it’s getting me like in love with music again and maybe I might try it. I was 16 when I made the album, so maybe now that I’m 23 and an adult it might be better.”
The rest of our interview can be found below the jump. The series premier will air after the 7B premiere of Pretty Little Liars tonight, so make sure to tune in. After the episode, let us know what you thought in the comments below.
If you can’t tune into the premiere via your TV, the entire first season is available to binge digitally starting today!!
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