'Skins' Sofia Black-D'Elia: More nervous about playing a cheerleader, than a lesbian


The first episode of MTV's "Skins" premieres Monday (Jan. 17) and follows the UK version very closely, but there's one glaring omission. The exuberant and full of life Maxxie Oliver (played infectiously by Mitch Hewer in the original series) is nowhere to be found. In his place stands Sofia Black-D'Elia as Tea, a lesbian to Maxxie's gay and a cheerleader to his dancer."She's a very confident, self assured girl," Black-D'Elia tells Zap2it. "She's very assertive and also very funny at times."You'd think that playing a lesbian character on national television would be a daunting prospect for Black-D'Elia, but she tells us that there were other aspects of Tea that she feared more."I wasn't really concerned with the sexuality part," she says. "To me, the more daunting part of her was how confident she is. I'm 18 years old. I'm not that confident yet. So, yeah, I wasn't really uncomfortable with it at all. I was actually more nervous,...



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