Character: Sophie Hatter Movie: Howl's Moving Castle Scent: Cashmere, jasmine, and violet Size: 3 oz, 6 1" cubes Melt: 1 - 2 cubes at a time Use: Any wax warmer Wax: Natural Vegan USA Soy Artist: Jean Tumbagahan Artist's Website:https://www.instagram.com/jean_tumba/
"They say that the best blaze burns brightest, when circumstances are at their worst."
Though Sophie is initially reserved and lacking confidence, she demonstrates herself to be a strong-minded individual after she is transformed into an old woman, becoming less afraid of what others think of her. Dutiful, kind, and considerate, Sophie also has a tendency to be impulsive in her actions and often feels guilty when she does something wrong, though her attempts to rectify matters are usually disastrous.
1) Sophie's city was modeled after Colmar, France.
2) In the novel, Sophie actually has two sisters. The second is named Martha, who is sent to be a witch's apprentice but finds a spell to change her appearance and switch with Lettie so that she can work in the bakery instead. So when Sophie goes to see "Lettie" at the beginning of the film, it should have actually been Martha in disguise. Martha is also the character that Markl falls in love with in the book.
3) In the Japanese version Chieko Baishô plays both Young and Grandma Sophie, while in the English dub it is split between Emily Mortimer as Young Sophie and Jean Simmons as Grandma Sophie.