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We recently had the chance to chat with Brodie Cornish about getting her start in the industry, working on “Sophie’s Turn,” filming “Aubrey Mays Guide To Life,” and more!

How did you get your start in the entertainment industry?

My mum started in dance when I was in primary school, and I ended up performing at major Australian events like State of Origin (kind of like Australia’s Super Bowl) and won a prestigious bursary when I was 11. They offered drama classes at the dance studio, so I joined and absolutely loved it. After a year or two, I ended up being signed up by a local agency, did a bunch of commercials, and then booked my first role in The Inbetweeners 2 in 2012.

How did you land your role on Sophie’s Turn? 

I found out I had the audition the night before. As I left the room they stopped me in the foyer to ask if I’d come back later that day for a callback. I found out I’d booked it a few days after the chemistry read. My best friend was visiting me from America when I got the call, so I was really happy I got to celebrate with her!

What is the film about?

The film follows Sophie’s attempt to join a high school clique. The group bullies her into going into the forest to sacrifice a piece of herself to a force in the woods. Sophie just wants to be accepted by the girls, and the girls get a kick out of scaring her into going to the forest.

What was your favorite scene to film?

Definitely the scenes outside with the girls! Most of the days I was on set by myself, so being able to bounce off the other girls was amazing! My favorite scene was probably the demon scenes. I had to ‘snap’ Katie’s neck, I was so scared to actually touch her neck in case I actually hurt her! We kept cracking jokes and hugging it out between takes to keep it light-hearted while we weren’t on camera.

Where can fans watch the film?

Sophie’s Turn is available on Crypt TV across all social media channels and is currently screening at various film festivals.

What was the audition process like for Aubrey Mays Guide to Life?

It was a little different to other projects I’ve done – it was written with me in mind for Quinn, so I was offered the role instead of auditioning. I was able to have an active part in the development of the script, which meant I was able to help shape who Quinn is from scratch, which was something I haven’t done before and really enjoyed. 

What was your reaction when you received the news that you booked the lead role?

It was quite a surprise when I was offered the role. I was already good friends with the director so I was really glad when she brought me on board, especially so early in the project. I think I was more excited to find my little industry friend was cast as Aubrey! She’s like my little sister in real life – we get lunch and hang out together outside of the industry, so I’m glad we finally got to work together!

What can fans expect to see from your character?

Quinn is very laid back compared to her sister. She doesn’t care what people think of her and she marches to the beat of her own drum. Quinn isn’t a fan of social media and is quite happy being the loner at school. She’s the subject of her sister’s social experiments, which makes for some interesting adventures.

Do you have any other news or projects you’d like to share with us?

There are a few things in the pipeline at the moment! I’m working on a feature film and then a lead role on an upcoming Aussie series. A few other projects are popping up a little later in the year and early next year, but for the moment that’s all I’m allowed to say. I’m really excited for the next few months – I’m working with some really incredible people.

What are your social media accounts?

I’m old school and don’t have twitter, but you can find me on Instagram and Facebook at @BrodieCornish. 

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