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Sophie attended the ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’ New York premiere and after party on February 9, 2015 in New York City.


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6 new outtakes from one of her most recent potoshoots have been added to the gallery. It’s probably one of my favorites, she is absolutely gorgeous!

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Kingsman: The Secret Service hit cinemas today and to celebrate Smallzy caught up with two of the stars; Taron Egerton and Sophie Cookson…

Smallzy put a ‘shipping’ challenge to the two Hollywood up-and-comers and it brought out a brilliant competitive streak in Sophie and it was excellent!

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Director Matthew Vaughn‘s Kingsman: The Secret Service is an absolutely mind-blowing thrill and you’re definitely going to want to know how Vaughn and his team pulled off some especially impressive combat sequences like Colin Firth’s big bar fight, the dormitory flood and, my personal favorite, the downright insane church brawl. Not only does the recently released 20 minutes of Kingsman: The Secret Service B-roll cover all of that, but it also offers up a detailed look at some of the film’s more elaborate sets, behind-the-scenes footage of Sofia Boutella kicking some serious you-know-what during a sparring session, coverage of Mark Hamill‘s scenes, skydiving, stunts, puppies and more.

You can check out what it took to bring Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons’ source material to life on the big screen in the video clip below. Kingsman: The Secret Service is now playing in the UK and is a must-see when it opens in theaters in the US on February 13th. The film also stars Taron Egerton, Samuel L. Jackson, Sophie Cookson, Michael Caine, Mark Strong and Jack Davenport.

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NEWS.COM.AU – TARON Egerton and Sophie Cookson, breakout stars of Matthew (Kick Ass) Vaughn’s gentleman spy send-up, Kingsman: The Secret Service, reveal some “before and after” secrets.

Taron, you studied stage combat at RADA. Did that help prepare you for Kingsman: The Secret Service?
TE: You are talking rapier and dagger. Compared to Kingsman, it’s small fry. The expectations for this film were so high that nothing could have prepared me, really. It was a total rehaul of the way I moved and felt. But if you are playing someone who has to save the world, you do have to have a bit of muscle tone, don’t you?

How did you go about that transformation?
TE: It was difficult to begin with. Dropping the fat, putting on muscle … all of that is really hard if you haven’t done it before. It gets easier. And ultimately it’s very rewarding. But you do put yourself though a lot of pain to get yourself into that kind of shape.

What surprised you the most?
TE: Watching my body transform because it’s not something I ever imagined it could do — to completely change. Locked in a vault somewhere are some before and after photos. And they will never be seen by anyone.

Sophie, tell me about the vomit comet.
SC: NASA use it to train their astronauts for anti-gravity training. It’s vile. And it really does live up to its name.

Your character, Roxy, is afraid of heights. Do you also suffer from vertigo?
SC: Before I made this film, I loved swimming and I had no fear of heights whatsoever. But post filming, I definitely think differently about swimming underwater and being in planes. When you are left dangling in the air between shots, while everyone else is getting on with their life and you are up amongst the clouds, it’s a scary, lonely thing.

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INSTYLE – Director Matthew Vaughn has a track record for turning under-the-radar actors into overnight stars. He was the one who put a pre-Bond Daniel Craig on the map in Layer Cake and launched Chloe Moretz as the tiny, foul-mouthed Hit Girl in Kick Ass. So when Vaughn picked an unknown actress called Sophie Cookson to play the lead role in his new film Kingsman: The Secret Service – despite Harry Potter star Emma Watson being widely tipped for the part – there was understandable buzz.

As I watch Sophie Cookson slip onto a banquette opposite me at Soho restaurant Dean Street Townhouse, it’s hard to ignore a few striking similarities to the world-famous actress she beat to the part. Like Watson she is fine-featured, petite, with drama school vowels, and in today’s chic high-necked dark floral dress and oversized scarf there’s an undeniable ‘poised young Brit thesp’ vibe to her. Did she know she had such high profile competition when she auditioned? “Not a clue” she says, shooting me a thank-god-for-that look “it would have really piled on the pressure.”

Kingsman is a gloriously silly James Bond spoof created by Vaughn with the screenwriter Jane Goldman; every bit as brilliant as the pair’s 2010 cult hit Kick Ass. 24-year-old Cookson – who plays new agency recruit Roxy – has a handful of previous credits to her name, including a part in Sky miniseries Moonfleet with Ray Winstone, but Kingsman is the film that will put her on the map when it hits cinemas this week. So who exactly is this girl who sprung from nowhere to score one of the hottest movie roles of the year? We settled in with a mint tea and quizzed her to find out.

How does it feel to be in a movie with all these massive stars?
“Just so surreal. The big one for me was Michael Caine. I remember shooting a scene with him in this tiny library and thinking, ‘my grandmother would have loved this.’”

Who are you taking as your plus one to the premiere?
“Oh don’t, it’s a political nightmare! My Dad keeps emailing going ‘well I can do this date, and this date and this date’, I’m like ‘um, I didn’t invite you yet!’”

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