There’s a new Buffy on the small screen and she isn’t slaying vampires.
Sofia Wylie stars as Buffy Driscoll on Disney Channel’s Andi Mack and definitely isn’t afraid to speak her mind…especially when it comes to her name.
In the first episode — which you can watch right now on the Disney Channel App, Video-on-Demand, Disney.com, Disney Channel YouTube, iTunes, Amazon and Google Play — Buffy makes a little joke about being named after the famed vampire slayer, which celebrates it’s 20th Anniversary today.
So, how does Sofia actually feel about playing a Buffy?
“I love her name. I wish my real name was Buffy,” she told JJJ. “I think it’s such a cool name.”
Sofia actually started watching Buffy The Vampire Slayer after she learned of her character’s name, too. “That’s such a cool show. Anyone who gets to be named after her is pretty awesome.”
Disney Channel’s new series, Andi Mack, might not be premiering on TV until April — but you can watch the first episode RIGHT NOW online!
You can catch it from the Disney Channel App, Video-on-Demand, Disney.com, Disney Channel YouTube, iTunes, Amazon and Google Play!
The series, starring Peyton Elizabeth Lee as the title character, centers on Andi, a girl whose life goes from routine to roller coaster overnight.
In the serialized story, Andi is contemplative and artistic and sheltered by overprotective parents. But on the eve of her 13th birthday, Andi’s free-spirited older sister Bex returns home with a revelation that changes everything and sends Andi on an uncharted course of self-discovery.
At least she’s in good company; her best friends, Cyrus and Buffy, are also figuring out their places in the world. Along the way, Andi learns that sometimes the unexpected is what makes life great.
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The series follows Andi (Lee), who has been raised to live on the safe side, but on her 13th birthday, a revelation jumpstarts her path of self-discovery.
At every twist and turn, she’s anchored by a loving albeit complicated family and her loyal best friends, Cyrus (Rush) and Buffy (Wylie). Along the way, she learns that sometimes the unexpected is what truly makes life great.