Sufi Villain recalled her shock at winning BAFTA and explained why she had to apologize to her neighbors that night.
Of Bolton The comedian made a written statement at the Virtual Awards in May this year.
Sophie, 32, was nominated for the pilot episode of her upcoming BBC series Almanac Normal.
Episode, which aired. BBC Two In April, more than a million people watched and Sophie was soon tasked with writing a full series.
As well as writing it, the comic also features Alma Nothal, a Boltonian wild kid trying to get his life back on track after a recent breakup.
And the BAFTA came as a bit of a surprise – as evidenced by the reaction filmed by fellow comedian JD Adams.
Jade Adams, who also works at Alma’s Not Normal, was with Sophie and her comedian – and Sophie’s partner – Johnny Pelham, to watch the awards show live in Bolton.
In the stunning video, Sufi is seen running, screaming: “I won the BAFTA,” in a bright pink gown and heels.
“I’m not feeling down here, but I really wasn’t expecting it at all,” Sophie said. Manchester Evening News. And other presses during the webinar for Alma’s Normal.
“It wasn’t even in my realm. Because we were in the middle of filming, and it was just a pilot, it wasn’t on my radar at all.”
Explaining the pain of the victory, Sophie added: “My grandmother, who was actually my foster parent, died the night before BAFTA.
“So it was a very emotional moment.”
She added: “She always encouraged me with writing and acting. She passed away at 9 pm and then I woke up the next morning, went to the set, went to make-up and then all these messages came through congratulations. On your nomination for BAFTA
“I thought it was a joke and then it was pretty strong, but it was really weird with Grandma’s passing.”
Sophie says it was a “month” of her grandmother’s passing that she really won the award.
He said it was “bitter sweet” but a moment of “love and joy in the midst of sorrow”.
But Sophie’s reaction to the victory woke up all her neighbors.
“I started hugging them,” Sophie said. “I woke up all these kids because they were in bed.”
Alma’s Not Normal has not yet received a release date but is coming soon to BBC Two.
Oldham actress Seubhan Finner, best known for her roles in Bandorum, Happy Valley and The Stranger, plays Alma’s mother Lin in the series – a heroin addict who has been set on fire, and Lauren Ashbourne. She is playing the role of her young man.
Jade plays Sufi’s best friend, Lian, and James Baxter plays Anthony, Alma’s cheating ex-boyfriend.
The series was filmed earlier this year in Sophie’s hometown of Bolton.
And Sophie reveals that during a live reading of the show with a director on BBC Two, things got a little wild.
“It was noon and it could be very dry and frustrating but there is a scene where Alma and Lenny do karaoke.
“We decided in the room that we were going to do the original karaoke and I turned around for respect – which later became the Spice Girls.”
“I think at one point I turned around and accidentally sent my *** Patrick Holland who could have secured the deal, who knows,” he joked.
“It was a very serious matter.”
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