The 32-year-old Chicago P.D. actress opened up about her character on the hit NBC show.
“I love playing a woman who is such a badass, but the thing that I love about Erin, and that I love when I examine Dick Wolf shows on a larger scale, is that he doesn’t ask his female characters to be any one thing,” Sophia dished. “That’s why women relate to [Law & Order: SVU’s] Olivia Benson and are now relating to Erin Lindsay: because rather than being treated as a sidekick or an accessory, as women so often are in scripts, they are real complex human beings.”
Sophia also touched on the roles women are offered in the industry.
“The reason women get frustrated by a lack of quality roles is that we want to play people who are as real, and as damaged, and as interesting as we are, as our friends are, [and] as our families are,” she shared. “So I think, more than anything, having a role like this one allows you to feel like you’ve made a really good decision. When you spend every waking moment – ten months out of the year – on set, you wanna make sure you’re doing something that is inspiring and invigorating, and something that you believe in.”
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