INTRO BY SARA SANTORA
INTERVIEW BY CAMI LIBERTY
Born into a family of entertainers, Kimmy Shields has always had a natural bent toward acting. Beginning with a performance in Children’s Theatre at the age of six, Shields pursued her passion for entertainment throughout her teenage years and found herself in some of TV’s most talk about shows, including G.L.O.W. and Big Little Lies. Now, Shields stars alongside Debby Ryan and Alyssa Milano is Netflix’s Insatiable, giving her a whole new platform on which to define herself. We sat down with Shields and discussed her career and her role in Insatiable.
When did you first realize that you wanted to be an actress?
KIMMY: “I did my first play when I was six and next thing I knew I applied to a Performing Arts College.”
What was your first ever audition like?
KIMMY: “I’ve made a new habit of completely flushing every audition down the brain toilet once it’s done, but I’m sure the first one ever was bad and overconfident.”
Do you have a certain method you use when you get into character?
KIMMY: “I like to get into their thought pattern so the dialogue flows more naturally. Music and character shoes are the quickest way to start integrating everything.”
You star in the Netflix series Insatiable. Can you tell us a little about the show and your character Nonnie?
KIMMY: “Insatiable is a dark comedy for the underdog. It follows Patty’s journey from being a bullied teen to a vengeful beauty queen. Nonnie is a smart, artistic, eclectic best friend to Patty who is working through conflicts in her sexual identity.”
Do you have any favorite memories from working on set?
KIMMY: “The people. I have never fallen in love with so many people at one time.”
What is your dream role to play?
KIMMY: “Any role that allows me to play.”
Is there anything else we can expect from you in the near future?
KIMMY: “Keep your eyes peeled for Charlie Says and Ad Astra, both due out next year!”