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Why Kid Sylvie From Loki Looks So Familiar

Contains spoilers for "Loki" Episode 4

Loki (Tom Hiddleston) has always been one of the most complex characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and his namesake Disney+ show doesn't exactly simplify matters. Apart from the fact that the main character of "Loki" is a time-displaced variant from "Avengers: Endgame," the show soon introduces another version of the character — the "Lady Loki" who calls herself Sylvie (Sophia Di Martino). 

The show makes it pretty clear that Sylvie hasn't had an easy life, and "Loki" Episode 4, "The Nexus Event," makes it clear just how harsh her life has been. The Time Variance Authority abducted her and destroyed her timeline when she was just a child. After she managed to steal Ravenna Renslayer's (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) TemPad and escape, she led a chaotic existence, ultimately finding a refuge of sorts in different apocalypses. However, some viewers might find it difficult to take all that in on one sitting, because they're busy wondering just where they've seen the young actress playing Sylvie as a child before. Let's take a look at why Kid Sylvie from "Loki" looks so familiar.

Cailey Fleming portrays young Rey in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Even before she joined the MCU, Cailey Fleming knew a thing or two about acting in iconic movie franchises. Though she's obviously still in the beginning of her career, her very second acting credit is in a little movie called "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." Fleming doesn't portray any old bit part, either. She plays none other than the new trilogy's star, Rey, as a child.

Though the movie mostly focuses on the adult Rey (Daisy Ridley) and her acquaintances, Fleming is present for one of the most establishing scenes for the character: Rey's desperation, disappointment, and ultimately disillusionment when her unnamed junk trader parents sold her to Unkar Plutt (Simon Pegg) when she was but a small child. 

As any "Star Wars" fan knows, there's a lot more to that story than "The Force Awakens" tells us, but at that point of the story, this is pretty much all you know about Rey ... and Fleming sells the young scavenger's inner turmoil very convincingly. In an interview with Picayune Item, the young actress revealed that she wasn't aware that the film she was cast in was a "Star Wars" one, but the experience turned out to be just great. 

"It was fun and we filmed at the headquarters on the roof," Fleming said. "I wore war clothes and had makeup on my arms to make it look like I was in the desert. I met Daisy Ridley, who was really nice. The director, J.J. Abrams, was super nice and he sent to me to Disneyland. Every time we did a scene he would yell 'cut' and bring strawberries."

Cailey Fleming is Judith Grimes in The Walking Dead

Fans of AMC's long-running zombie drama may be surprised to watch "Loki" Episode 4, because it sure looks like one of the more prominent characters in "The Walking Dead" is hanging out in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Yep, Cailey Fleming's arguably best-known character is Judith Grimes, the show's current main representative of the post-apocalyptically talented Grimes family. 

Judith is the offspring of Rick Grimes' (Andrew Lincoln) late wife Lori (Sarah Wayne Callies) and his best friend-turned-enemy, Shane Walsh (Jon Bernthal), and she has a penchant for associating with some of the most hardcore characters in the whole show. First, Rick takes her under his wing and basically accepts her as his own child. After Rick leaves the show, it's Michonne's (Danai Gurira) turn to look after her — and, if that's not cool enough, she also has a great buddy cop chemistry going on with none other than Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan). 

Though young, Judith is a surprisingly talented survivor who not only wears the legendary Grimes hat, but does justice to it. It remains to be seen what her ultimate fate in "The Walking Dead" is, but considering the hardships she's already faced, she just might be the character who's best-equipped to not only survive, but outright thrive in the show's often ruthless landscape. With the confident way Fleming tackles the role, it's easy to predict that her future as an actress will be full of similar successes.