KATHRYN KOHUT is starring in the new Hallmark feature Feeling Butterflies.
We caught up with Kathryn Kohut to talk about her new role.
AC: What can audiences expect from Feeling Butterflies?
KATHRYN KOHUT – It’s a cute, feel-good romantic comedy. I think people can expect to laugh a lot, especially at my character, Mandy. She has a big personality!
AC: How does your character fit into the story?
KATHRYN KOHUT – My character is the main competition for our heroine and the only other woman in the butterfly business who can give Emily a run for her money.
AC: What do you think is your character’s ultimate goal?
KATHRYN KOHUT – At first, it seems like Mandy just wants to win and be the best, at any cost. However, towards the end, you see what she really wants is to feel a sense of friendship and belonging.
AC: Can you recall any funny moments from on-set filming?
KATHRYN KOHUT – We were filming in June of last year in Almonte, Ontario and that spring there was an invasion of Gypsy Moth caterpillars! We were filming under a big tree for one of the scenes and all of sudden, a caterpillar fell down the top of my dress. I screamed and did a ridiculous dance until it fell out haha. Needless to say, it was a funny sight to see.
AC: As an actor, what are you still trying to learn?
KATHRYN KOHUT – I am always trying to evolve and get better at my craft. One of the things I am focusing on lately is being able to fully trust my instincts while performing, and trusting that all of the work I put into the script and the character will be there on the day.
AC: When did you begin to see acting as a potential career avenue?
KATHRYN KOHUT – The moment I knew that I had to go for it was when I was accepted into acting school in New York! I knew I would always regret it if I didn’t try, and I’m so happy I took the leap.
AC: What’s the biggest realization you’ve had this past year?
KATHRYN KOHUT – I think the biggest realization I’ve had these last few years, is that although a lot of things are out of our control, it’s important to do our part as best as we can to help not just ourselves but for others who need it too. These last few years have been so hard on everyone. I realized I could be doing more. I could be working harder to educate myself on issues that I didn’t know a lot about but I knew were important. I realized that I could be taking better care of my mental and physical health. I realized that when I am healthy and educated and trying to do my best, that is when I am best able to help others.
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