What was the 1st audition you landed?
FIRST AUDITION FOR A PAID GIG WAS FOR A THEATER PRODUCTION. IT WAS A PANTOMIME (CHILDREN'S MUSICAL THEATER). WE DID A MONTH LONG RUN. I PLAYED A PRINCESS CALLED PRINCESS DILLY DREAM WHO WOULD FALL ASLEEP MID SENTENCE. IT WAS A LOT OF FUN.
Did that landed role spark your interest in the entertainment industry or was it a goal met?
I HAD BEEN PERFORMING SINCE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AND ALWAYS HAD A PASSION FOR IT. BEING PAID FOR IT WAS FANTASTIC! I ALWAYS KNEW ITS WHAT I WANTED TO DO THOUGH.
How did you find out about the show Power Rangers & did you think it would be your breakout role?
MY AGENT SENT ME ON AN AUDITION FOR A SERIES REGULAR ROLE ON AN AMERICAN CHILDREN'S SHOW. I HAD NO IDEA WHAT POWER RANGERS WAS. IT WASN'T EVEN AIRING IN AUSTRALIA AT THE TIME I BOOKED THE SHOW.
How has working on PR changed your life?
IN SO MANY WAYS! MY WHOLE WORLD WAS TURNED UPSIDE DOWN. I MOVED FROM AUSTRALIA TO THE USA LEAVING BEHIND ALL MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS. I HAD TO ADAPT TO A WHOLE NEW CULTURE AND LIFE AT 20 YEARS OF AGE. IT WAS THE MOST WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE AND IT TRULY IS A GIFT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING.
What do you think about the current state of the PR brand as a whole?
I FEEL LIKE THE BRAND KEEPS GROWING. WE HAVE SUCH A STRONG FANDOM. KIDS THAT WATCHED THE SHOW IN ITS EVOLUTION ARE NOW PASSING IT ON THE THEIR KIDS. THE LEGACY CONTINUES! HARD TO BELIEVE IT HAS BEEN ON SINCE 1992!
What was the 1st con you went to and how was that experience?
2009 ANIME EXPO IN LOS ANGELES. I HAD NO IDEA WHAT A CONVENTION WAS OR HOW IT ALL WORKED. I HAD ONE HEADSHOT AND WE HAD LINES OF PEOPLE WAITING TO MEET US. IT WAS CRAZY!
With many former actors distancing themselves from the PR franchise, what keeps you connected to the brand?
THE FANS. IT IS A JOY TO BE ABLE TO HEAR THEIR STORIES AND THE POSITIVE IMPACT OUR SHOW HAS MADE IN THEIR LIVES. I AM VERY PROUD TO BE A PART OF IT.
After your incredible run on Power Rangers as Cat, what did you go on to do?
I CONTINUED PURSUING ACTING. I HAD A ROLE IN THE CELL WITH JENNIFER LOPEZ AND WORKED ON SEVERAL PROJECTS, COMMERCIALS, AND VOICE OVER GIGS. AFTER I WAS MARRIED AND WE WANTED TO HAVE CHILDREN I STEPPED AWAY FROM THE INDUSTRY TO FOCUS ON RAISING MY BABIES.
What was it like seeing your self in toy form from then and now?
VERY COOL! WHO WOULDN'T WANT TO HAVE AN ACTION FIGURE OF THEMSELVES?
When did you realize you wanted to become an actor?
VERY YOUNG. THE FIRST TIME I PERFORMED IN A SCHOOL PLAY, I WAS HOOKED.
What advice would you give to a new talent trying to break into the entertainment business?
DON'T COMPROMISE WHO YOU ARE. BE AUTHENTIC. STUDY YOUR CRAFT AND BE OVERLY PREPARED WHEN YOU AUDITION. MALE STRONG CHOICES AND STICK TO THEM. AND BE THE BEST VERSION OF YOU YOU CAN BE.
Are there any differences between the industry here in the USA and Australia that you would like to add/trade with each other?
THE INDUSTRY IN AUSTRALIA IS OBVIOUSLY A LOT SMALLER THAN LA. I FELT VERY SAFE AND SUPPORTED THERE. IN LA YOU ARE A TONY FISH IN A HUGE POND. IT IS MUCH MORE COMPETITIVE AND I FELT SUFFOCATED BY THAT. LOOKING BACK I WISH I HAD OF HAD A STRONGER SENSE OF SELF AND CONFIDENCE TO BE BOLD.
If you weren’t acting, what would you be doing?
I LOVE THE HUMAN BODY MECHANICS. I BRIEFLY WORKED AS A PERSONAL TRAINER AND TAUGHT REHAB THROUGH GYROTONIC. I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE DONE PHYSICAL THERAPY OR SOMETHING IN THE MEDICAL FIELD THAT CAN HELP PEOPLE.
How is it working with Nakia on your show, PowerPlayBack?
WE ARE HAVING A BLAST! SHE IS MY SISTER. NO ONE MAKES ME LAUGH LIKE NAKIA!
Is there any information (upcoming projects) you would like to share with the fandom?
I AM GOING TO BE A PART OF LEGEND OF THE WHITE DRAGON WHICH IS FUN! I HAVE WRITTEN A COUPLE MORE CHILDREN'S BOOKS THAT I AM LOOKING TO GET ILLUSTRATED. ALSO WRITING A NOVEL I AM HOPING TO FINISH IN THE NEXT DECADE...HAHA.
With your return in dimensions in danger, did you like coming back as Turbo or would you have preferred Zeo?
THEY CHOSE TURBO BUT IF IT WAS MY CHOICE I WOULD HAVE CHOSEN ZEO
If you could have added something into that episode what would it of been?
MORE CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT. I ALSO THINK TOMMY, KAT AND ROCKY NEEDED TO ACKNOWLEDGE THEY KNEW EACH OTHER. WE WERE ON THE SAME TEAM FOR GOODNESS SAKE!
With the fans shipping Tommy & Kimberly, how does it feel to have ended up with him in Dimensions in Danger? ;)
OH, THAT IS A CONSTANT ARGUMENT AMONG FANS. WELL, THEY WERE TOGETHER IN THAT DIMENSION. MAYBE HE AND KIMBERLY ARE TOGETHER IN ANOTHER DIMENSION?
IT WAS ONLY AT THE END OF THE EPISODE THAT THEY HELD HANDS. OTHER THAN THAT IT DIDN'T SEEM LIKE SHE WAS HIS WIFE!
There’s a ton of merchandise that has come out from the franchise with Hasbro taking the reins, what would you like to see that hasn’t been made?
LEGACY KAT OF COURSE!!