Takeover Tuesday - Amy Kinder

Tuesday, 23 May 2017


Amy Kinder is a 17 year old, award winning actress from Bristol. Delving in martial arts and guitar playing on the side, I managed to grab Amy to ask her about the start of her acting career and what inspired her to get to where she is now.

How and when did you start acting?

I began with secondary school drama classes where my teacher(s) were really impressed with my work and I really enjoyed the classes, so it became my favourite subject at school. One day my friend and I were watching a film at the cinema and she said how she wanted to be the actress; I disagreed saying I wanted to be the character. I never thought anymore of it until my dad passed away when I was aged 14. That would be the sole reason for me going into the unknown and trying my hand at acting. I stopped making excuses and in 2015 I took part in a week's theatre camp to see if I loved it as much as I thought; which I did...I fell in love. From there I auditioned for and landed roles in various films as well as a local TV show.

Why did you want to become an actor?

I can actually be a quite shy person but when it came to acting it was like a whole different side of me was set free and I don't know, I liked that. I just love bringing a character and story to life so I wanted to give acting a try. Everything that has happened since the beginning has totally exceeded my expectations, it's crazy.

What challenges do you face trying to pursue your chosen career?

The most obvious one is rejection but I've gotten used to that now as it's an inevitable part of the industry. I'd say the biggest challenge for myself is staying motivated when things aren't going the desired way. But my love for the craft somehow always keeps me going.

Do you have any advice for anyone just starting out?

Just get as much experience as you can and don't be afraid to take risks and try new things because that's how you learn and grow. It's not the end of the world if you make a mistake. Try not to over think and never doubt your instincts. You can also never please everyone so there is no point in wasting your energy trying to. Only surround yourself with people who encourage and support you because those kinds of people are the best and the most beneficial. Follow your heart and don't rush yourself, figure out where your passions truly lie.

Remember that whatever you are feeling; be it nerves, doubt, fear, excitement, it's completely normal and all part of being a human being. Embrace it. Be fearless, be confident and above all just have fun.

What are you up to at the moment/next?

Right now I am making final preparations before I head out to the States to film a TV drama and preparing for two feature films later in the year. As usual, I'm trying to polish up my showreel and keep track of other cool opportunities.

Quick Fire Round

Favourite Actor: Tom Hanks or Liam Neeson
Favourite Director: David Fincher
Favourite Film: I have way too many!
Favourite TV Series: Friends
Job You Would Want Other Than Acting: Guitarist for Radiohead

It is always good to hear how other people started in the industry and learn from the experiences they have had. A massive thank you to Amy for speaking to us and to keep up to date with all her work, check out here IMDB here.

Joseph

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4 comments

  1. She seems really mature and talented. Her eyes tell a real story, amazing for her age!

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  2. Really nice interview Amy! You come across as very mature and level headed. Hope all goes well filming in LA and looking forward to hearing more about it - best of luck xx

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  3. Amy is an absolute wonderful beautiful and talented actress, she's battled many struggles and one of the strongest people I know. She has a wonderful heart, and her determination is impeccable. She gives 100% effort in her goals and dreams, Amy is a testament and inspiration for actors and actresses out there. That achieving your goals is possible, with the right attitude and strength never to give up...

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