Sofia Wylie, Sophia Anne Caruso Speak Faculty For Good & Evil

The 2 stars of Netflix’s newest No. 1 film, “The Faculty For Good and Evil,” walked onto the set of their movie with one thing in widespread from the very begin: the identical first title, albeit spelled otherwise. Sofia Wylie and Sophia Anne Caruso revealed to that the forged and crew saved them straight all through filming through the use of their final names. “We glided by final names,” Caruso says, laughing.

“I believe with interior confidence comes rather more power, and also you understand that, although you is perhaps totally different than the individuals you are round, you continue to do belong.”

Wylie and Caruso have one thing else in widespread: their reference to one of the vital integral plights of their “Faculty For Good and Evil” characters. Within the film, Wylie and Caruso play Agatha and Sophie, childhood greatest buddies who uncover the key, fantastical Faculty For Good and Evil. When fairytale-obsessed Sophie plots to enroll within the Faculty for Good and escape their depressing small city of Gavaldon, Agatha (believed to be a witch by the townsfolk) will get roped into her scheme. However the women inadvertently find yourself within the “flawed” colleges with Sophie attending the college for Evil and Agatha within the Faculty for Good.

The 2 promising up-and-coming actresses discovered themselves brushing shoulders with the likes of Kerry Washington, Charlize Theron, Michelle Yeoh, and Laurence Fishburne on the set of the movie, so that they know a factor or two about feeling like a fish out of water, identical to their characters. “[I’ve always felt] a semblance of imposter syndrome,” Wylie explains of moments when she seems like she does not slot in. “For lots of my life, and with totally different initiatives I do, I will all the time go into it, and I am so excited to be there. However I am additionally like, ‘How did I get right here?’ I do not really feel like I belong as a result of all these individuals are so gifted, or they’re so stunning, or they’re so unimaginable, or so achieved.” In that approach, Wylie may relate to her character. She explains, “She actually, actually doesn’t really feel like she belongs anyplace, whether or not that was in Gavaldon or the Faculty for Good.”

THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL, from left: Sophia Anne Caruso, Sofia Wylie, 2022.  ph: Gilles Mingasson / Netflix /Courtesy Everett Collection

“I believe a whole lot of us typically really feel like we have been dealt a crappy hand,” Caruso provides. “I believe that is what Sophie thinks. She thinks she’s simply been dealt the flawed playing cards . . . all of us type of relate to that.” However very like Agatha and Sophie understand they cannot be outlined by their circumstances or how individuals understand them, Wylie and Caruso have discovered methods to beat the intrusive emotions of inadequacy and worry all of us expertise. “I believe with interior confidence comes rather more power, and also you understand that, although you is perhaps totally different than the individuals you are round, you continue to do belong,” Wylie says.

That mindset additionally helped the pair maintain their cool whereas performing alongside Washington (Professor Dovey) and Theron (Girl Lesso). “I type of simply needed to put it behind me,” Caruso says of any nerves she felt working along with her achieved castmates. “They did not make it that troublesome — particularly Laurence [who plays the School Master] . . . We’re each New Yorkers. . . so [he] and I have been instantly fairly chill collectively.” Caruso needed to dig deep and embrace the concept that she belonged, particularly in scenes the place her character holds energy over Theron’s Girl Lasso. “I needed to rapidly recover from how powerless I felt with Charlize and put it behind me and simply be within the second along with her.”

THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL, from left: Michelle Yeoh, Charlize Theron, Kerry Washington, 2022. ph: Helen Sloan /  Netflix / Courtesy Everett Collection

In the long run, the ladies have been in a position to “be within the second” sufficient to have a blast filming the film collectively, like within the moments after they’d scarfed down so many chocolate bars, they might barely tolerate sporting their constrictive costumes. “We have been simply laughing our butts off as a result of we have been so uncomfortable,” Wylie says. It is no surprise they’re each looking forward to a “Faculty For Good and Evil” sequel.

You possibly can watch Wylie and Caruso’s camaraderie play out on display screen in sudden methods in “The Faculty For Good and Evil,” streaming now on Netflix.

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