Kaya Scodelario was born in London, England, to a Brazilian mother, Katia (Scodelario), and an English father, Roger Humphrey. Thanks to her mother, she grew up fluent in Brazilian Portuguese as well as English. At the age of 14 Scodelario auditioned for Skins (2007), the debut series for new channel E4 that would become known for casting real ... Wikipedia
At the age of 14 she decided to become an actress.
Is fluent in Portuguese.
Has family near Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Wide blue eyes
The first school play I did was Oliver Twist, and I beat the boys to the part of Oliver. The hardest, scariest girl in the school came up to me and said, 'You're a good little actress, intcha?' And I was, like, 'Oh my God, she said something nice to me.' It felt incredible. As soon as I discovered drama, I had something to love that was mine.
Growing up, I was obsessed with Arnold Schwarzenegger, which is why my dog is called Arnie. His films were pure Hollywood to me and I've seen all of them more than 50 times. The Terminator is my favourite. I haven't met him - it would be too freaky, I think I'd faint, I love him too much.
I like the idea of up-and-coming actors nowadays being a little different and not necessarily the drama-school stereotype, being a bit more edgy.
[on Skins (2007)] I felt there needed to be a show for teenagers that didn't make them feel judged. 'Skins' never tried to preach. It allowed young people to make their own decisions about what to do and whether it was right or wrong. Young people really respond to that, and that's what sets 'Skins' apart.
I don't think that I could ever play just a 'pretty girlfriend' or just a stereotypical female part that's just there to get her tits out - that just doesn't interest me at all, really. I just want to keep pushing myself with every role and keep pushing myself with every film.