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Sophia Myles: Best of 2008

Another year is coming to an end. Already the podcast from last weekend was kind of a look back on the past 12 months and here’s now the traditional text & picture review of 2008.

Sophia Myles began the year relaxing and enjoying the sunshine in LA – during the writers’ strike induced break from filming Moonlight. Promoting the airing of episode 12 – which acted as a finale before the hiatus – Sophia gave an interview to a number of online journalists and bloggers during her break. And I’m sure we were all happy beyond words when she recorded her answers to the exclusive site Fan Q&A. That was definitely the highlight on! In February it was announced that the show would return with 4 brand new episodes in April and we were very happy to receive Sophia’s message to Moonlight Fans. We were treated to a number of more interviews when the show returned in April. Of course we mustn’t forget Sophia’s first ever US talk show appearance on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on April 30. Unfortunately, CBS decided to cancel Moonlight in May and despite tremendous efforts by fans the show remains “kind of dead, completely dead“. Despite all of that Sophia’s lead role in a series on a major US TV network brought her some much deserved attention and won her new fans as well as a nomination at the SyFy Genre Awards. In August, Sophia Myles attended the Outlander world premiere at the Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland. I was very happy to be able to attend the screening and see Sophia as a Viking princess warrior. To promote the release of Mister Foe in the US we were again treated to a number of new interviews and Sophia got invited to re-appear on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on September 8 – only 3 months after her previous appearance! Messageboard member Kevin successfully delivered flowers to her at the taping (picture). Unfortunately, Sophia Myles has not started work on a new project since the demise of Moonlight. A looming actors’ strike as well as the current financial crisis mean less projects get the green light – and it has been a tough year for many actors who are on the lookout for new jobs. Sophia Myles is back home in England now and I’m already looking forward to what 2009 will bring for her career! Word is out that fans from North America will get to see Outlander on the big screen in January, while a UK release date has been set for February. Finally, fans will be allowed to see Sophia in a film that she finished shooting 2 years ago!

Sophia Myles: Best of 2008

Compiled by the Absolutely Sophia Myles staff. Please feel free to post your own choices here or at the messageboard.

Best news:
I was more than just a little excited when I heard Sophia Myles would be travelling to my country for the premiere of Outlander!

Worst news:
No doubts here! Moonlight getting cancelled definitely was the worst.

Favourite magazine picture/photo shoot:

We didn’t get any new ones this year. However, additional pictures from the 2007 Elle shoot got either published in a magazine or surfaced online this year. This has to be my most favourite Sophia shoot ever!

Favourite event look – premiere:

At the ‘Outlander’ premiere/photocall during the Locarno Film Festival. A happy & smiling Sophia in a classically elegant black dress.

Favourite event look – non-premiere:

I went with the ‘Speed Racer’ Premiere. Although this is a premiere as well, it’s not actually one of Sophia’s own movies. I love the dress and how much the red colour suits Sophia!

Favourite hairstyle:

I loved the blow-dry hairstyle at the Moonlight event at the Paley Center a lot!

Favourite picture:

My brother took this one with my camera. It was more of a joke to see if one could take a good picture in the dark. But didn’t it turn out to be a perfect snapshot of Sophia Myles?

Favourite 2008 project:
Since Sophia’s role in Moonlight was repetitive of the one last year I’m going with Outlander here. It was amazing to see her looking really different with the red wig and all dressed up as a Viking princess/warrior. The film in general was also fabulously entertaining.

Favourite still from a 2008 project:

I couldn’t decide. Either it’s the lovely still from episode 14 of Moonlight or the one from Outlander. I love the combination of her eye colour, the blue dress and the red wig.

Favourite quote:
“I like to kind of spice things up a bit, and always keep people guessing.” – Dark Horizons, September 1

Favourite quote by someone else:
“But Ms. Myles inhabits the role with such crisp and understated wit that she manages to hold such doubts at bay.” – The New York Times – glowing review for Sophia in Mister Foe

Most anticipated Sophia release for 2009:
I definitely can’t wait to see Outlander being properly released in major markets North America and Western Europe next year! Hopefully we’ll also hear of a new project for Sophia Myles soon!

As always thank you Sophia Myles for being the fantastic inspiration that you are, may you succeed in whatever you set your heart on! Also thank you to all of you loyal visitors, thank you for your lovely feedback and contributions. I’m looking forward to seeing you all again next year!

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