Exclusive: Newcomer Ruby Barnhill on playing Sophie in Steven Spielberg’s The BFG


For young Ruby Barnhill it’s quite a remarkable couple of years – taking on the starring role, of Sophie, in Steven Spielberg’s big screen adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic tale The BFG.

We caught up with the actress to discuss what it was like collaborating with a master of cinema – and whether or not she’d heard of him before getting involved in this project. She also tells us whether she’s been showing off at school, and what she’d most like to ask the Queen if she ever had the chance of meeting her.

The BFG is released on July 22nd, and you can read our review here.