I’m very happy to be bringing you this interview with a very inspirational actor, Kate Conway. She plays the character Rose on the award winning web series, Out with Dad. I’m going to let her tell you a little bit more about herself and the work she does. Hope you enjoy.
Tell my readers a little about yourself.
Well I am an actress in my early 20’s (not really 15, I apologize) living in Toronto, Canada. I have been involved in acting since doing my first play, The Wizard of Oz, when I was 6, and loved acting ever since. I am involved in the award winning show Out With Dad and I love it dearly!
What are some other productions/projects that you have been involved in?
In the past I’ve worked with the Toronto sketch comedy groups The Raisin Gang and Hamburger Sandwhich, and I’ve done a tiny bit of writing and performing in a new web series from Toronto that will be released soon called The Gate.
Favourite production/project. (not including OWD)
I got to host my university drama Christmas showcase with my good friend Ray Cameron. We made ’em laugh, hard. Tied with that is every other show I did in University. My friends at UTM were crazy fun.
What or who made you want to get into acting?
My mother. She got me involved in community theatre when I was 6. We did the The Wizard of Oz and I was a munchkin AND and oz citizen. I couldn’t get over how stoked I was that I was playing TWO roles. It was epic. And I loved every moment of it. I wanted it to last forever. My mother set it all in motion and she kicks serious ass.
What tips do you have for someone wanting to get into acting?
Nothing other than if you really REALLY love it, do it! Fuck anyone that says “No”. Fuck them!
If you weren’t acting, what would you want to do for a living?
I have considered everything from teaching to truck driving. And honestly I really don’t see myself doing anything but. Diner food is delicious though.
If you could work with any actor or actress, living or dead, who would be and why?
Tiny Fey. After my mother, and my grandmother, Tina has influenced and inspired my artistic passions the most. Tina Fey made it hot to be smart and funny. To be smarter and funnier than the boys. No person I ever met has disagreed with how awesome she is. I’m also pretty sure I’d ask her to leave her husband for me. It would be really difficult NOT to.
Dream project? (other than OWD)
Hmmm. I don’t know. Maybe working with Hollywood’s best on a movie that would win about 14 Oscars. If it happens to be with the same people from Out with Dad, that would be a kickass dream come true.
Any additional projects in the works?
Other than The Gate and new OWD’s, nothing presently. I will keep you posted.
Quick Fire Questions
Coke or Pepsi?
Cats or dogs?
cats. But dogs have been growing on me lately.
Summer or winter?
Summer! Nothing beats backyard bbq’s with your friends. Nothing beats cottages. NOTHING!
Hugs or kisses?
Fame or fortune?
Both! But only if you have awesome friends to share it with. Otherwise, neither.
Which is worse: speaking in front of a crowd or writing a paper?
Speaking in front of a crowd. I’ve done stand-up comedy before and been REALLY bad at it.
Time travel to: the past or the future?
I don’t like how these questions make me choose. To the future, I guess. That way, advanced technology could help me go back and visit the past too.
Celebrity magazine or newspaper?
Celebrity magazine. I’m more of a brain candy kinda person.
PIZZA!!!! I’m a pizza junkie. (best are in Italy and NYC)
I read My Sisters Keeper when I was traveling through Europe after University. It was such an emotional story that I happened to be reading during an extremely inspirational trip on the other side of the world. Not too shabby.
Baby Blue. Since I can remember. Has never changed.
Well, as usual part 2 is coming tomorrow. Part 2 will be about her involvement with the show.