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Georgina lands role in online teenage cult soap opera

PUBLISHED: 16:09 26 March 2008 | UPDATED: 10:25 12 August 2010

A YOUNG actress has landed a part in a new online soap opera tipped to be the next teenage cult show. Georgina Leahy, 20, of Crescent Road, Sundridge Park

A YOUNG actress has landed a part in a new online soap opera tipped to be the next teenage cult show.

Georgina Leahy, 20, of Crescent Road, Sundridge Park plays Rebecca in Sofia's Diary, a daily interactive three-minute drama about a 17-year-old girl sent to live with her father in London.

The show, which is airs on social-networking website Bebo, was a huge success in Portugal attracting 200,000 visitors per month and Miss Leahy hopes the British version will do the same.

She said: "It's really exciting. Loads of people have been logging on to watch and it seems like they're really liking it.

"The only thing is that Rebecca can be a bit nasty so I've been having some quite horrible messages which is quite funny. Everyone is really believing it."

"But there is a deeper side to Rebecca. I admire the way that she tries to get what she wants, she is very driven.

"I'd say that was the only similarity between us. I am very determined. What's the point in setting aspirations if you're not going to set them high? Aim for the stars."

The show is Miss Leahy's first professional acting role although she has always been interested in performing and is currently studying for a BA in theatre and dance at London Studio Centre in King's Cross.

She said: "I'm passionate about acting and dancing and couldn't choose between the two. I'd love to be able to make a career out of either of them. It'd be great to go to Hollywood."

Each week the show ends with a question letting viewers decide Sofia's fate, such as whether she should attend a party or not.

Miss Leahy said: "The internet is a really good outlet for soaps because you can do things you can't with normal television. Other interactive soaps have been really well received.

"Obviously I'd be gutted if the viewers decided to kill me off or something because I'm only just getting going."

When she's not filming or studying, Miss Leahy enjoys the creative arts. "I love going to exhibitions. I have to do something with my day, I hate sitting around doing nothing.

"My sister is an animator and I have collaborated with her on projects where I have been her muse. We are really close and work very well together.

"That is something else I'd like to explore."

For now though, she says she is happy to be working on Sofia's Diary.

"I'm loving it," she said. "The cast is brilliant and we have such a giggle. Everyone is young and has similar artists. I hope I'll be doing this for a while.

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