SKSM: Could you start with telling me a bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do?
Katie Honaker: I am an actress, teacher, wife and mother living in Brooklyn, New York. I teach speech at The Atlantic Acting School for first year NYU Tisch students.
SKSM: When did you know you wanted to become an actress?
Katie Honaker: I think it had something to do with making people laugh. It’s still one of the best feelings in the world. It probably first happened in school as a child and being the class clown.
SKSM: How did you become involved in Flowers for Norma Dollar Baby film?
Katie Honaker: Juan Reinoso and I had worked on another short film together (and a few other projects) and he asked me to do it and I said yes, because Juan is awesome.
SKSM: What do you think it is in the story that attracts people so much?
Katie Honaker: It’s a classic tragic love story with a twist. People love a good surprise!
SKSM: Did you have to audition for the part or was it written directly for you?
Katie Honaker: I didn’t audition but I don’t think it was written directly for me. Juan just asked me. Very lucky for me!
SKSM: You worked with Juan Reinoso on this film, how was that?
Katie Honaker: Juan is so great! He has great vision and knows how to talk to actors because he is one too. He has a great sense of humor and really cares about everyone on set. It’s always a fantastic experience working with Juan!
SKSM: Was there any funny or special moment when they made the movie that you would like to tell me about?
Katie Honaker: I met a wonderful actress Catherine Mueller-Melwani (she plays the blonde gal at the end) while working on this film and we are still friends today!
SKSM: Do you still have any contact with the crew/cast from that time? If so with who?
Katie Honaker: I’m still in contact with Juan and Catherine.
SKSM: What are you working nowadays?
Katie Honaker: These days I am working a lot in commercial voice overs and am actively pursuing theater, film, and tv roles. And I am still teaching at Atlantic.
SKSM: Are you a fan of Stephen King’s work?
Katie Honaker: I have never read any Stephen King because I am not a fan of horror but I know people who love his work so I’m sure it’s brilliant.
SKSM: What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?
Katie Honaker: I’m not sure if there is anything terribly surprising about me! Maybe that I’m an excellent swimmer and I was pre-med for a while in college. 🙂
SKSM: Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. Is there anything else you want to say to the fans that read this interview?
Katie Honaker: Hope lots of people get to see the film!
SKSM: Do you like something to add?
Katie Honaker: Thanks for inviting me to interview!