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Eric Bana’s daughter Sophia, 20, embarks on a new career as a model

Eric Bana’s daughter Sophia, 20, embarks on a new career as a model after signing with top Melbourne agency

Sophia Banadinovich, the daughter of Australian actor Eric Bana, has officially begun her career as a model after signing with Melbourne agency The Talent Buro. 

Speaking to The Herald Sun, the 20-year-old dancer said she was broadening her interests with the support of her family and friends.

‘I think that in a lot of ways dancing and modelling compliment each other,’ she told the publication.

Sophia Banadinovich, 20, (pictured) the daughter of Australian actor Eric Bana has embarked on a career in modelling after signing up to a Melbourne agency 

‘As dancers we are taught from a young age to have strong awareness of our bodies, our physicality and the way we hold ourselves.

‘Modelling was something I had never personally considered, but with the mentoring and support of my friends and family I decided why not give it a go? I am definitely a beginner but I am excited to see where it can go!’

Sophia added that while she was studying dance, she hasn’t ruled out pursuing acting and following her father’s footsteps as an actor.

'Modelling was something I had never personally considered, but with the mentoring and support of my friends and family I decided why not give it a go?' she told The Herald Sun

‘Modelling was something I had never personally considered, but with the mentoring and support of my friends and family I decided why not give it a go?’ she told The Herald Sun

‘Acting is something that I would love to try when I am able to devote more focus, time and energy,’ she said.

Back in December 2020, Sophia revealed that she has enrolled in a dance course at university.

‘I am about to go into full-time dance at uni,’ she told The Daily Telegraph. ‘I really have no idea where it’s going to go.’

As for whether her famous dad (pictured) has given her any advice about getting into the business, Sophia admits that she tries not to 'lean on him' too much

As for whether her famous dad (pictured) has given her any advice about getting into the business, Sophia admits that she tries not to ‘lean on him’ too much 

As for whether her famous dad has given her any advice about getting into the business, Sophia admits that she tries not to ‘lean on him’ too much. 

‘He doesn’t really talk about it too much. I am just trying to figure it out myself, I don’t want to lean on him too much. If I had any questions I could ask,’ she added. 

Eric and his wife Rebecca Gleeson share Sophia and a 24-year-old son Klaus together. 

But the pair have kept their children relatively out of the spotlight while growing up, and Sophia is ‘glad’ they did. 

‘I am very glad they did that because growing up would have been very different,’ she admits.   

Eric and his wife Rebecca Gleeson (left) share Sophia and a 24-year-old son Klaus (not pictured)

Eric and his wife Rebecca Gleeson (left) share Sophia and a 24-year-old son Klaus (not pictured)

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