‘General Hospital’ Star Sofia Mattsson Is From Sweden — Find Out Her Trick for Adopting a Perfect American Accent

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Sofia Mattsson is currently playing Sasha Gilmore on it General Hospital. Sasha first moved to Port Charles in 2018 and has an image of American steam. However, fans may be surprised to learn that Mattsson did not grow up in the United States at all. She is from Sweden.

Mattsson moved to the US to pursue a career in Hollywood and had to learn how to speak with a perfect American accent. Read on below to find out what Mattsson’s trick is for accepting a place accent she didn’t grow up in.

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Sofia Mattsson | Walt Disney Television / Todd Wawrychuk

Sofia Mattsson moved to the USA when she was 19

Mattsson grew up in Stockholm, Sweden. One of her older sisters is Helena Mattsson, an actress who has appeared in shows such as Emergency housewives, Fargo, and The American Horror Story. Helena moved to the US to pursue acting after graduating from high school in Sweden.

When Mattsson was 19, she followed in her sister’s footsteps and moved to the US as well. Mattsson reported Soap Opera Summary that she used to visit Helena in the USA and felt “inspired” to pursue the same career.

“I used to visit her from Sweden and the job surprised me,” Mattsson said. “When she was firing Emergency housewives, I got to follow her to set up and see what it was like, from her trailer to filming. It was just the most fun thing in the world. That gave me confidence. ”

Mattsson noted that “there was a lot going on in Sweden,” including a modeling and singing career. However, she wanted to move to the US to pursue her passion in acting.

Prior to joining Sasha, Mattsson undertook modeling work in the US and held small roles in independent films. She also came to guest roles NCIS and Two and a half men.

Sofia Mattsson reveals her ploy to embrace a perfect American accent

Mattsson shared with Soap Opera Digest that she did not, at first, think she would stay General Hospital for a long time. However, her career has grown in the last two years, and it looks like Sasha is becoming a bigger part of Port Charles as time goes on.

Sasha is currently working as a model and speaker for Deception Cosmetics. Unfortunately, her personal life looks gloomy right now. Earlier this year, Sasha tricked Michael Corinthos (Chad Duell) into believing she had been deceived. This incident seems to have put pressure on Sasha, who is now turning to drugs to help her cope. As soap operas go, it looks like this will bring Sasha down a dark path, though we don’t know what will happen yet.