Sofia Wylie is just starting out her Disney Channel career – and she's already off to an overwhelmingly awesome start. The actress stars as Buffy in the brand new series Andi Mack, which officially premieres today, and the early sneak peeks of the show have already garnered the entire cast a legion of dedicated fans.
When Sofia recently stopped by the TWIST offices, we asked her about how she got started in acting and who she cites as her career inspiration. She named another fierce Disney legend – Zendaya! – as her ultimate idol and role model, since the star blended her talents of acting and dancing in the show Sofia loved growing up, Shake It Up.
"She started off with Disney and she's just completely grown," Sofia tells us of Zendaya. "She's a fashion icon, and she's going into movies now. She's just so amazing and beautiful and I've always loved her ever since she started on Shake It Up. Hopefully that's how my career goes, in the same direction."
Sofia has even gotten to meet Zendaya quite a few times recently: she snapped selfies with the star at the 2017 Kids' Choice Awards and even visited the set of Z's current show K.C. Undercover with her co-star Peyton Elizabeth Lee. There, the girls even got some wise words of advice from Zendaya, which are really helpful since she knows just what it's like to start out on a new Disney series.
Make sure to check out the video above to see more from our exclusive interview with Sofia, and keep an eye out for more of our talks with the Andi Mack cast!