She plays a young Diana (Wonder Woman) in the upcoming Wonder Woman 1984 movie, alongside Gal Gadot, who plays the adult version of the character.
And actress Lilly Aspell, 13, revealed her big ambitions during an appearance on
The keen showjumper, who does most of her own stunts, despite having no prior acting experience, said she wants to win an Oscar and an Olympic gold medal.
‘I want to win an Oscar and an Olympic gold medal’: Wonder Woman 1984 star Lilly Aspell, 13, told BBC Breakfast on Thursday her big ambitions – she plays a young Diana
That’s the spirit: Lilly, (pictured in a scene from the movie), said that she believes anything is possible with ‘hard work and dreams I guess’
Appearing via video link, she said: ‘I got my first pony when I was 2. Initially the acting was to fund the showjumping because it’s a very expensive sport.
‘I’d love to win Oscars, win BAFTAs and go to the Olympics. I would love to do them both.’
Talking about picking up an Olympic gold medal, she told Colin Paterson: ‘Yes, well hopefully anything is possible. Just hard work and dreams I guess.’
Lilly discussed her friendship with Gal Gadot, calling her ‘the best human on earth.’
Getting into character: Lilly (left) posted an Instagram pictured of herself being fitted into her safety harness as she wrote #supportstunts’ (left), pictured (right), Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman
She said: ‘She’s so kind and would just do anything for anybody. We used to go to the beach all the time because obviously we were in the same hotel.’
Lilly revealed she already has her own action figure.
Showing it to the camera, she said: ‘I am the only person in Wonder Woman that comes with a horse.
Lilly revealed she got the role by chance when she was scouted while shopping in Oxford Circus with her mother.
Meet Wonder Woman 1984 star Lilly Aspell: Scottish schoolgirl, 13, performed her own stunts and the keen equestrian prepared for the role with sword training, paddleboard flips and show-jumping (film still)
She said: ‘I was literally dancing around in a hat or sunglasses or something and this man came up to me and said, ”You really look like the person I’m casting for and I’d love it if you could come and audition”.’
‘And my mum was lie, ”she’s never acted before”.’
Lilly appeared in flashbacks in the first film but now has her own sequence in the Amazonian Games.
She said: ‘Training took six months and then we were like ”when is this going to start filming”?’
‘Bow and arrow and horse training as well. Kind of just getting my… because I was already quite fit and active, but just muscle as well.
Two superheroes: She called Gal (pictured) the ‘nicest person on Earth and said she would do anything for anybody’
‘Trying to build muscle to create the Amazon shears.’
Both Lilly’s mother and father were jockeys and her uncle Leighton Aspell won back-to-back Grand Nationals.
Gal sang Lilly’s praises in a Graham Norton interview which aired in December.
She said: ‘She’s the real deal. She’s 12 [now 13] years old, she works hard, she’s super talented.
‘The stunt co-ordinator came to us and said, “she can stunt herself. We can’t find anyone to stunt her”. Anything you see, she is doing, she is amazing.’
Lilly gave an insight to how hard she worked on set on her social media accounts. Sharing a snap of herself being strapped into a safety harness, she wrote: ‘Fun times with my stunt harness #supportstunts’.
Showjumper: Lilly has said that her favourite scene to film was on a grey horse called Vendeval. She shared a picture of herself riding him while practising the ‘gallop scene.’
Impressive: Both Lilly’s parents are equestrians and Lilly has won countless rosettes as a showjumper
She did it! Lilly posted this snap of her rosettes after one successful day day of showjumping and wrote: ‘Winner, winner, chicken dinner’
Wonder Woman 1984 (or WW84) is an American superhero film based on the DC Comics character and the sequel to 2017’s Wonder Woman.
Fast forward to the 1980s as Wonder Woman’s next big screen adventure finds her facing two all-new foes: Max Lord and The Cheetah.
No wallflower, Lilly, who has also filmed Netflix movie Extraction, practised some of her character’s famous flips on a paddleboard as she jumped into the ocean, under the guidance of @daynastunts.
She also worked with Rachelle Beinart, who did some of her stunts.
She captioned an impressive video with the words: ‘Sunday Funday. #paddleboardflips ❤️#wonderwoman1984 #dayoff #youngdiana #dianaprince #lillyaspell #blessedandgrateful #jessiegraff #daynastunts.’
Getting along nicely: Lilly pictured with Danish actress Connie Nielsen on set – she previously said: ‘Connie was so professional and has an amazing aura surrounding her. She helped me relax as my first days filming was with her and it was pretty nerve-racking!’