Joanna Sotomura plays Emma Woodhouse in Emma Approved, a web series that modernises and adapts Jane Austen’s Emma. The show has been created by the same team behind The Lizzie Bennet Diaries and Welcome to Sanditon, the former having recently picked up an Emmy for its transmedia content.
Emma has had countless adaptations, yet Sotomura manages to give this old character a brand new twist. In this exclusive interview, we ask her the same quickfire questions we put to her co-star, Brent Bailey – plus one special question, that addresses the sentiments many fans have had towards her specific casting.
In this exclusive interview, Sotomura opens up about being a multi-racial actress in Hollywood, auditioning for The Lizzie Bennet Diaries spin-off Welcome to Sanditon, and her experiences with the Emma Approved fandom.