Sophia Grace and Rosie were 2 girls from Essex whose lives changed forever after Ellen discovered their YouTube cover of Nicki Minaj’s SuperBass and featured them on her show back in late 2011.
Since that performance they have gone on to become The Ellen Show regulars and fan favourites.
They have covered red carpet events for Ellen, met lots of their idols, ‘written’ their own book, hosted Tea Time with Sophia Grace and Rosie, and have even appeared on the Nickleodeon show, Sam and Cat.
The last time the girls were on the show, Ellen asked them what they’d like to do next. The girls said they’d like to be in a movie. Ellen said she would work on it.
Well, no sooner do they mention it that it happens!
Sophia Grace has landed a role in the big screen adaptation of the Broadway musical, Into the Woods and her co-stars are none other than Hollywood greats Meryl Streep and Johnny Depp!
According to imdb.com, Into the Woods tells the story of, “A witch who conspires to teach important lessons to various characters of popular children’s stories including Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk and Rapunzel”.
Sophia Grace has landed the role of little Red Riding Hood. Streep will play the witch and Depp the wolf. They will be joined by Emily Blunt (the Baker’s wife), Christine Baranski (Cinderella’s Step mother), Chris Pine (Cinderella’s Prince) and Anna Kendrick (Cinderella), and directed by Rob Marshall (Chicago, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Times)
Ellen tweeted (@TheEllenShow), “Sophia Grace is starring in the movie ‘Into the Woods’ w/ Meryl Streep! The role of a lifetime. Also big for Sophia.”
There is no word yet on whether Sophia Grace’s partner and cousin Rosie will also be trying her hand at acting on the big screen.
Below are some Sophia Grace and Rosie moments on The Ellen Show
Their first appearance on Ellen (October 2011) has had over 20 million views!
The moment they met Nicki Minaj has had over 63 million views!
Sophia Grace and Rosie cover the AMAs red carpet
Tea Time with LL Cool J
Into the Woods is set to be released in December 2014.