Kerry Newton—WiHM Interview

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Sarah Gregory:

  • What inspired you to get into the industry?


Kerry Newton:

  • Five or six years ago I was in teaching, I was also doing a lot of musical theatre and straight plays, comedy plays, a lot of theatre and a friend of mine who is a bit of a professional actor for many many years,  he who is in The Last Kingdom (Netflix series) said he felt that I had something about me that was unique and had this faith in me , the talent, drive and determination and skills and had a good look and had the strength to make it in acting. It was him that inspired me to make a leap from teaching and everything else that I was doing. Because I felt rather stuck, I followed all his advice very quickly cause one I set my mind to something I go got it.  Got myself on spotlight, got myself an agent, did lots and lots of short films and did everything I could to network, got to know a lot of key people quickly with his help and support and it’s not what inspired me it’s who inspired me, it was him. 

SG:

  • What does Women in Horror Month mean to you? Who/ what are your inspirations?

KN: 

  • Horror Month is a great opportunity to showcase new independent horror films, upcoming directors and producers and actor’s work and writer’s work because horror is a very popular genre and it’s great to see new work from new people and see what people out there are creating this unique and different in the horror genre. Also, my inspirations in horror, I like horror films where there’s a strong woman who (like Sigourney Weaver in Aliens) at the center of things, fighting against all evil and seeing it through and going through absolute hell coming  out the other side not being defeated. I like those types of films where there’s a female fighter, a strong woman fighting through all odds in horror. I’m not one for very very sick, gory films like Saw and Hostel and things like that. I like things with a very good meaty story line, I like a gritty character, strong female role. 

SG:

  • What challenges do you find yourself facing when accepting roles?

KN:

  • If it looks like a challenging part, I love to take on a challenge, so no challenge is too big for me. I find myself facing all sorts of challenges, going through very deep emotional acting, going through absolute hell in some parts, I’ll just accept any challenge and rise to it no challenge is too big. If it’s a character that I’m invested in and it’s got the detailed gritty acting then I’ll take it on.

SG:

  • Any advice for someone, women in particular who are getting into acting, especially in the horror scene?


KN:

  • My advice would be with horror you will have raw emotion pouring out of you, you have to be real, be absolute real don’t try to just act you have to really feel it. With getting into acting in general, you’ve got to have a great agent, a great headshot, a great show reel, and take every single role you can at first to build up your portfolio.

SG:

  • With Everyone Laugh at Leanne, what inspired you to channel her downward spiral?


KN:

  • What you don’t see is that she’s had psychological problems for quite awhile, so in the short you might be questioning how could she have this downfall in such a short time and are left guessing as to what she’s been through before this stage, that she’s always had mental health problems and this is just a build up or the last straw in the last few days in her situation. So I considered going in there already having been through a great deal and been suffering and struggling with mental health issues from the trying to lead a normal life, some of these events in the film trigger to what she’s been trying to cover up and hide and it just sets her off.

SG:

  • You are a woman of many talents— as a singer, actress, combat artist, etc. With branching out in different directions, what do you prefer more to do?


KN:

  • Besides acting I do sing, dance and am a combat artist, what I love to do the most is act. Out of all of those I like to create a roll, living through it, and being on set. Going through the characters emotions, becoming that person and producing a good character, screen acting is the thing I love the most.

SG:

  • Do you have any other upcoming projects you are working on that you are allowed to discuss?

KN:

  • I’ve got a couple of projects coming up, one is the feature film I’m working on that is something that Netflix could be taking on it’s called Hood: A Legend Reborn.  Its the retelling of the Robin Hood story but its very Games of Thrones esque it’s very dark and grisly. It’s kind of difficult to watch, hard hitting but full of action in stunts and I’m playing Sky she’s the only female in the Merry Men Gang, it’s expanded a bit to include me. I’m very excited about that filming that in the next few months. I also co-written, co-produced, co-directed a TV pilot called Dixies which is set in Doncaster in 1985 , it tells a true story of a night club bar called Dixies and all the goings on, all the nitty gritty drama and I’m starting to film that in late February so that’s my next project.

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