Sophia’s Loki character is something of an enigma (Picture: Getty/Channel 4/Disney Plus)
Warning: spoilers ahead for episode 2 of Loki.
Although it has been known for quite some time that Friday Night Dinner star Sophia would be appearing in the MCU show, her role has not yet been formally named.
At the end of episode one, Mobius M Mobius (Owen Wilson), an agent from the TVA (Time Variance Authority) who’s taken Loki under his wing, informed the God of Mischief that the TVA were chasing after another Loki variant who was hunting the organisation’s Minutemen.
She was finally unmasked in the final moments of the second instalment – although there are some who believe she isn’t a Loki variant at all, and is instead the live-action depiction of Sylvie, otherwise known as Enchantress in the Marvel comics.
While Sophia is listed as playing Lady Loki on the Wikipedia page for the TV series, on IMDb she is simply characterised as ‘The Variant’.
In the credits for the various voice-dubbing casts, Sophia is also referred to as ‘The Variant’, other than in one, where she is credited as ‘Sylvie’.
Amid the rumours and anticipation for Sophia’s next appearance in the time-bending adventure, what else has the actor starred in?
What else has Sophia Di Martino starred in?
Sophia’s first TV role was 17 years ago, when she starred in an episode of Holby City.
The 37-year-old went on to star in other TV series including Doctors, Boy Meets Girl and Midsomer Murders.
She also appeared in 83 episodes of Casualty from 2009 to 2011, in one episode as Shauna Milsom and the rest as Polly Emmerson.
In 2015, Sophia starred in A Royal Night Out, a dramatised depiction of Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret’s celebrations on VE Day when they left Buckingham Palace to revel among the public.
The previous year, the actor was in a memorable episode of hit Channel 4 sitcom Friday Night Dinner, playing the girlfriend of Simon Bird’s character in an episode aptly titled ‘The Girlfriend’.
In 2019, the Loki star appeared alongside Himesh Patel and Lily James in Yesterday, which was written by Richard Curtis and directed by Danny Boyle.
Tom and Sophia are ready to cause some mayhem in Loki (Picture: Ian West/PA)
What has Sophia said about her role in Loki?
Ahead of her MCU debut, Sophia attended the London premiere of Loki with her co-star, Tom.
The pair were photographed together, looking particularly mischievous as they bumped elbows.
Sophia described Tom as being ‘like a Loki encyclopaedia on leg’s, telling the audience at the screening, according to RadioTimes.com: ‘If you want to know anything about Loki he’s your guy, obviously. Lots of advice. And yeah, he just really looked after me – so thanks!’
In April, Sophia expressed her excitement over Loki’s launch, tweeting: ‘I know, it can’t come soon enough. I’m with you! I can’t wait to see what we made!’
Loki returns on Wednesday and is available to watch on Disney Plus.