A nine-year-old schoolgirl from Bushey has landed the leading role in an Amazon Prime children’s tv series ‘Jessy and Nessy’ and is the only human in the show.
Sophie Feldman, who attends Bushey Heath Primary School, is the star of the series which is about an innately curious little girl and her best friend, a five-and-a-half-thousand-year-old purple sea monster.
Speaking to BusheyNews, Sophie’s mother, Natalie Feldman, said: “The role is absolutely huge for Sophie and she’s tried so hard to get to the point she’s at now. She started filming for this in October 2018.
“It’s beyond exciting, all the family and friends have been mad about it. It was 18-weeks of filming and it was all done in front of a green screen.”
The unlikely duo of Jessy and Nessy explore life’s curiosities and reveal how all of these seemingly every day curiosities have fantastic answers.
Sophie had to go through 18 weeks of filming, and the show has been dubbed in seven languages all over the world.
Natalie continued: “I don’t really think Sophie understands how big of a thing it actually is, Bushey Heath Primary School are so proud of her and all of her friends have really enjoyed seeing her on their screens.
“The show has been amazingly well received from the people we’ve spoken to. It’s a very cute programme and it’s a new way of television.”
Sophie has previously been involved in a big advertising campaign for the AA and had lots of auditions for other programmes.
Sophie’s mum added: “She’s had a few auditions since filming Jessy and Nessy for voiceover roles and acting roles, but we can’t wait to see what’s to come.”
To watch Sophie in Jessy and Nessy, head to amazon.co.uk/Jessy-Nessy-Season-Part/dp/B0851S4FV4
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