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South African actress, Frances Sholto-Douglas, reprises her role in the Kissing Booth.

South African actress Frances Sholto-Douglas, reprises her role in the Kissing Booth 2 on Netflix

Fans of the teen romantic comedy film The Kissing Booth (2018) will be happy to know that the sequel premieres on Netflix on Friday, 24 July 2020, and once again features South African actress Frances Sholto-Douglas as the British beauty Vivian.

The Kissing Booth 2 trailer:

Premieres on Netflix on Friday, 24 July 2020

“Being back on set and reunited with the cast was so much fun and honestly felt like a dream come true,” recounts Sholto-Douglas. From getting to play with and develop my character to hanging out with the most enthusiastic, hilarious cast and crew members; it was non-stop excitement.” She also counts herself lucky to be working with top South African actors, and added that working with American actress Joey King – who stars as protagonist Elle – taught her “…professionalism, class, and how to give every scene everything you've got.”

Born and raised in Cape Town, with a degree in Theatre and Performance from the University of Cape Town, Sholto-Douglas is no newcomer to acting. Her acting résuméincludes work on movies and series such as Samson, The Dating Game Killer, Troy: Fall of a City, The Kissing Booth, and Black Mirror; and also includes theatre and singing performances, as well as work on short films and television commercials.

Her acting style is described as – on the one hand – candid and quippy, to conversely being tempestuous and capable of showing a side to her that is earth-quaking, unhinged and erratic. “I am constantly working on my craft; taking on different roles that push me to my limits and allow me to explore new characters,” adds Sholto-Douglas. “My dogma as an actress is to consistently and generously bring life and truth to the characters I play.”

A self-proclaimed cinephile that “watches way too many movies”, Sholto-Douglas says that she was bitten by the acting bug from a very young age. “I distinctly remember watching CATS for the first time when I was only five years old and being completely hooked. From then on, my life was filled with singing, dancing, and acting lessons,” reminisces Sholto-Douglas. “As I grow older and develop as a person, so does my relationship with acting. I do not act for a singular cause but rather to have fun, explore the inner workings of my mind, and to connect more deeply to fellow actors and the people I surround myself with.”

Her all-time favourite movies include The Square, Big Fish, Inglorious Basterds, and 2001: A Space Odyssey. This multidisciplinary artist, well-trained in acting for both film and theatre, opera, musical theatre, jazz vocals, various dance styles, even finds time to learn to figure skate, surf, play the piano and the drums. “I am so fortunate to have the opportunity to learn new and exciting skills, so I take every chance I get. And who knows when a hobby might come in handy!”

Social media and digital information for Frances Sholto-Douglas:

Instagram: @frances.claire

Vimeo (showreel)


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