Like you could replace them with a plant, and it's the same show. You never know when you're going to have an opportunity to work with somebody who produced that project or wrote that project or something like that. And the showrunner, Karl, he's so great at that. So, I feel like if I go to a coffee shop or out in public somewhere, library, I kind of can trick myself into feeling like people around me are holding me accountable for doing the work that I need to do. Dr. Hastings • Yeah, and that's good advice, especially for young people. • Doug No matter how talented you are, no matter how much you put yourself out there, there are some jobs that you literally will never see, have access to, or even be considered for. #Addy; #Z-Nation; #Addy-Z-Nation; #Murphy Maybe she's got the same meeting I do.” So I said her name and she turns around, and she's already got a smile on her face, she just loves meeting people. Ever since then it's just trying to maintain the hustle and auditioning for pretty much everything that I am asked to audition for. It's something that you're either going to have developed early on, or you did not. Today I am excited to announce that Katy O'Brian from the hit show Z Nation has agreed to share her success story. I mean, I'm kind of a dork. It's just, it's … Have you ever heard of the Houseplant Analysis or something, Houseplant Theory or something? • Jack Kingman There are so many roles for character actors out there, yet so few for leading men. Katy O'Brian is an actress, martial artist, figure competitor and a former police officer from Indianapolis, IN. Bernie • You can be amazing, phenomenal at acting, but if you don't know what your brand is, how to promote yourself, or how to make the connections, you're not going to get yourself out there. So, learning the business is super important. I want everyone to find happiness, I want everyone to feel loved and everything like that, but I also need to realize, I need to hear that that is not my responsibility. So this book, “ACTION! And as time goes on, they do let you, you know, they do write the character towards you, for you a little bit. Oh, man. Daisy • Burgess • The crew, the directors, it just felt like, you know, they welcome you in the family right away. I love doing action, doing martial arts stuff on film. Love that representation, too. Yeah, but is there one, you watch it, and you're like, “Yeah, this is kind of what it's like,” even though it's a comedy? I would say anybody who has never set foot on set before would find this book very helpful. That's not something that should discourage you, that's something you should embrace. I do a little bit of light business, check emails, respond to anything that needs to be responded to right away. Is Keith Allan as good-looking in real life as everyone says he is or is it all smoke and mirrors?”. Georgia "George" St.Clair est un personnage qui apparaît dans la Saison 5 de Z Nation. And after that, I always eat breakfast, and it's pretty much the same boring breakfast every day. Anastasia Baranova. And I'm very glad Z Nation did not do that. The fans love it too, she is fantastic and doesn’t fall into the tired clichés. Yeah. It's so ridiculous. My questions/comments are in bold, Katy’s follow in plain text. He sent me, “Come on now, tell the truth. I thought George wasn't very funny at first and I wanted to do a little bit more, incorporate a little bit more of a sense of humor. So, learning how to do that was super important, how to submit to agencies, all of that. • Helene, Sketchy • Like she wound up kind of, almost auditioning for what might have been some kind of adult film or something like that. ... Citizen Z and George head to Pacifica, where they find tempers flaring and trouble brewing. But it's just one of those things. And they found out about it, and he had booked the job, and they had to fire him. Hanson Brothers • IMDb – Katy M. O'Brian Twitter – @OKtheKO Facebook – @mkatyobrian Instagram – @thekatyo. Fuentes • It really does a disservice to that character. How much of her character represents you, how much is writing, and how much is acting? So yeah, I assume it's partially inherent, but a lot of it just that I've been, doing it my whole life. My dad was an all-state wrestler; he was a semi-pro football player. According to a new report from Deadline, The Walking Dead alum Katy O'Brian will be joining the cast of Z Nation in its upcoming fifth season. I think that just being incredibly negative all the time inhibits success for people. Now she’s a George Washington - like persona who is instrumental in creating this new nation. 2014 TV-MA 5 Seasons TV Comedies. It could help you get through any hard times. We wound up working out together almost every morning and going out to eat all the time. The basics of auditions, callbacks, chemistry read. Okay, I guess the odds work in our favor. He also went over the business of acting, which is one of the most important things that I found in terms of actually being able to go out and book jobs. Thank you, Katy, for sharing your success story. What does a typical day look like for you? Semple • He also, educated me a little bit about what he was trying to bring to the table with those messages and we were able to, see eye-to-eye. Where it was George gets brought down, cries to Warren, George gets brought down, cries to Warren. Just filling my head with just toxic thoughts. Julia • • Bruce Is there a mistake you made starting, is there something you'd say, “Well, I wish I would've done this differently?”. So I wound up finding an acting class, taught by Jim Dougherty, in Indiana, that actually focused on film acting. Do you have any books you would recommend for aspiring actors? Super Troopers, for sure. So I do kind of come off as funny just by my awkwardness alone, I guess, sometimes. In my head, I was thinking, “The fans are going to hate this — another like a random person who just shows and is in almost every scene. Martin was an American novelist and short story writer in the fantasy, horror, and science fiction genres, a screenwriter, and television producer. ACTION! Urwin • Since you were a police officer, what’s the best police comedy? When NewMerica comes under attack, George must help keep the country together with • Mitchell George RR Martin is a character from "Z Nation". Going to the social media thing, I just read an article in Hollywood Reporter about somebody who lost their job on, I can't remember what show it was. So a lot of parents, if they're keeping their kids inside, not having them do athletics, things outdoors, they're really, really reducing their kids' ability, like their physical ability that they won't be able to have later on in life. She points out traps people fall into, like casting traps. Katy O’Brian: “George” from Z Nation Discusses Acting, Success, and Greek Mythology. He is first encountered in Season 2 Episode 8, "The Collector". So, it's, “If you can replace a character with a houseplant and it doesn't change the story at all,” it doesn't pass this test, right? Darren • Nazarian • They, in turn, do not have that power to control mine. West • Hopper • Ha-ha. September 2014 auf dem US-amerikanischen Fernsehsender Syfy, in Deutschland am 29. How important is fitness to your success? And then Russell Hodgkinson, who plays Doc, he and I were neighbors at our hotel that we stayed at. Z Nation. I actually found out that a lot of agencies and production companies, and especially top agencies, kind of work together. He comes up with some awesome dishes. Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Reddit. I mean, ideally, I try to go to the gym first thing in the morning with my girlfriend before she goes to work. Today I am excited to announce that Katy O'Brian from the hit show Z Nation has agreed to share her success story. He's so great. I have a few that might be helpful. Doc. Angie • But you know, even so much as the plane ride to my first wardrobe fitting, I was on the plane, and I look up two seats in front of me, and I'm like, “I think that's Kellita Smith. Especially not in this role, knowing that that was a belief or opinion that you had. You have to be careful with what you say. Luis • , Berman • Madeline • Joe • Cutty • Jameson, Sam • Helen • Rachel • Cheyenne • Emmy • Tessa • Dax • Brennan, Ayalla • Kuruk • Red Hawk • Jerry • Eddie • Running Deer • Danny, Dana • Iggy • Paul • Meg • Gideon • Travis • Greg • Sheila • Washington, Elvis • Liddy • Winona • Re-Pete • Bob • Ratched, Spears I did joke that, one of my first days, I think I just observing set just to see what it was like, and I was introducing myself to him, and his makeup is so sticky, he was trying to put his sunglasses on, and he couldn't do it, and I was like, “Let me help you.” As I look up, the sun shines behind him and hits his eyes somehow, so they're sparkling as I put these sunglasses on him and I'm just like, “What is this gorgeous specimen of a human being?”. So it was actually a huge surprise for me to learn that some of the bigger jobs, and even some small jobs, are reserved for people in big agencies, period. Georgia St. Clair or "George" is a main character featured in "Z Nation", first encountered in Season 5.She is a young hero of the Newpocalypse. Johnny • Yeah, to answer that, Keith is a beautiful, beautiful man. So, it's little things that people might not consider, think of, or know if they've never been on a set. Details Duration: 4.060 sec Dimensions: 498x278 Created: 6/12/2019, 9:22:27 PM. How is social media impacting the industry? He went over some basics of technique, but his goal is to obviously make a performance as natural as possible, which I really liked. The following is a transcribed interview, with minimal editing to preserve tone. And he's an amazing chef, so he'd cook now and then. Dineen • You're building a reel for yourself. Hanging out with friends who talk about how hard and demoralizing the business is all the time. Killing All the Books 42m. Steven Beck, aka Doc, isn't actually a doctor, but his, er, extensive... Read More about Doc. It's like, you know, it's 100% must. Looking back is there anything about the industry that you found surprising? So a lot of what you see everybody on the screen do is kind of a way that they emote themselves. This Houseplant Test. The fight scene that we just put out for episode nine, we did the choreography for that, like 30 minutes of practicing or something before we shot it, that's it. Only in my insecurities, no one on this show gave me a feeling that I was going to be given a tough time or that it would be a tough time or that I didn't belong or anything like that. I might schedule some appointments or whatever, but I don't like to delve into the meat and potatoes of whatever project I'm working on for the day right away because I have a short period, between my first workout and then going to train. You can't teach yourself depth perception and balance once you get older. • The Man, Carly McFadden Because, they're like, “I'm sorry, we can't … We cannot have you; I can't look at you the same. It was that “You cannot be responsible for someone else's happiness, but you are responsible for your happiness.” I used to waste a lot of time and energy trying to please everybody else and not focusing on myself and what makes me happy. Oh, yeah. But also just kind of made me realize, “Okay, if I want jobs like that, then I need to find a way to put myself in those positions.”. That was an empowering and freeing little piece of advice. Juli 2015 auf dessen deutschem Ableger. And I, I love that. Is that a talent you learned and honed or genetic? It's actually very random. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. I get that sense from the community, everyone involved in the show has the nicest things to say. And it was upsetting me because I was thinking, “You know, my character is supposed to grow. So, he talked about, what a good headshot looks like, how to do a self-tape audition. A lot of people don't even know if they have not yet made it to chemistry read, they don't even know that those exist. • Sunshine Dr. Sanders • And so they do not pass the Houseplant Test. Getting fired from acting jobs. Please take a moment and follow Katy on social media. It's a catch-22 because if I ditch my cell phone, I might miss out on last-minute auditions, which I get kind of frequently; where I have to be at a location in like two or three hours. And it's been working out so far. I didn't realize they worked with you like that. Just, some books, mostly books, websites, podcasts and stuff that I've found helpful or other people that I've talked to have found very helpful. 5. So I want to give him a shutout and ask one of his questions. No, this is stupid. Professional Acting for Film and Television“, it's great for people that have never experienced that and are about to set foot on set and are terrified. Beale • Very surprising, definitely. So agencies might even own portions of production companies or, depending on packaging deals, they might already have what actors they're going to have for whatever lead roles, lead parts for their shows. Related GIFs. Z Nation Cast. And then after that, I'm pretty much free for the day to work on a pitch deck that I'm working on right now for a project with my manager, any auditions I might have. Speaking of the fans, so Brian Z, he sent me a couple of questions he wanted me to ask. And he's got these bright eyes that catch the light, just insanely well, and they sparkle. I have to ask you about George. That's another thing in this business, maybe you don't fit the brand, perhaps you don't have enough experience to audition for a great show or something like that, but you can most certainly make your own materials. What advice would you have for somebody that's trying to get started into acting? Just sitting there telling myself I wasn't good enough to be an actor, I would never be good enough, I could never be successful in Los Angeles, any of those things. Linda • Physical fitness, for me, especially with my brand, is an absolute, like must-do. He has worked in personal finance for over 20 years, helping families reduce taxes, increase their income, and save for retirement. • Stage Manager Sarah • The 11 Best Free Games on Steam Right Now! Georgia St. Claire is one of the founding heroes of NewMerica, a college freshman who helped lead her fellow students and faculty to safety through eight years of Zombie Apocalypse, eventually arriving alive in NewMerica. The more time you waste, when you're young, on just dicking around, not thinking about what you want to do, that's just time that you could have spent literally learning how to rule the world that you just wasted. I'm thrilled with how George winds up at the end of the show and, much stronger and not necessarily so reliant on other people to convince her that, of how she needs to behave and that she needs to lead, I guess. That's what you're going to present to people when you introduce yourself on the street. So, do a little bit of stuff after the first workout, and then I train martial arts of some kind in the afternoon. There are so many female characters, unfortunately, that are put into shows just to, as you said, represent this dynamic or this whatever. It could lose you a job that you've already booked. https://z-nation.fandom.com/wiki/Georgia_St._Clair?oldid=26236. Years ago. George's hope of forming a strong, unified country dims after another bombing. I've grown up in a physical environment my whole life. They always do. So even just for the brand that I've created, just for my look, I do need to be physically fit to get the parts that I'm going for. There's an old book called “ACTION!” by Robert Benedetti. Do you have any particular tricks to how you manage time? I was able to see what he was going for and I think he understood what I was going for in the end. Is there something that you think commonly inhibits people's success? There are a lot of people that seem to think that they're a leading man, for instance, when they're really a character actor. And it's crazy to me. To me it's not, it doesn't feel like I'm given that opportunity if I have to keep going to somebody to help bring me back up.”. And even the guest stars feel that way. So, you self-submit auditions with a videotape and then they might call you back in for a callback, or you might just book it off the tape alone. We have the best fans.” And he just kept saying that. If you are not currently watching Z Nation, please take an opportunity to check out the show, it is fun and well-written with great characters. Make her go away.”. I know that I kind of come off as androgynous or masculine or whatever, but it's so great to see that they're casting women in roles that originally would be cast or reserved for men. They're just going to be like, “Who is this? • The Founder Georgia "George" St.Clair est un personnage qui apparaît dans la Saison 5 de Z Nation. Yeah, yeah. Michael • If the top five people that you surround yourself with are always bringing you down, continually surrounding you with negative energy, that's what you're going to show when you walk into an audition room. I think that was the biggest waste of time ever. Picking your headshot because you think you look great in this picture and everyone else thinks you look like an idiot, that kind of thing. Yeah. You can show me a set of moves, and I can memorize it so much faster than I can language, right? I had a guitar teacher that gave me a great tip, that I've taken to heart. Knowing yourself, who you are, what you bring to the table, what your insecurities are, any of those things I feel is of the utmost importance for anybody. I have three older brothers, so I had to learn to defend myself at a young age. Dean • So it's kind of a power dynamic. Depth perception and your reflexes and coordination– a lot of that is something that you learn at a very young age and really cannot teach yourself to the degree that you might want to be very successful in anything physical, for instance. So I do need to have the phone near me, but I try to make it inconvenient for me to access it. Skipper • Nat and Gracie were very warm and welcoming. I'm also trying to put together a blog of just basic acting resources that people who might be starting can check out. And yeah, now they've started to message or chat with me or whatever, and it's all been positive. I was doing police work for a really long time before realizing that even though, you know, in the Midwest we promote having a really solid career and a really stable career, I realized that I wasn't going to be happy until I pursued what I've always wanted to do, which was to act. I'm a big Greek mythology nerd; there’s an inscription on the Temple of Delphi that says, “Know Thyself.” It's one of the first big Delphic Maxims. And it was painful for everybody because he was a great actor and he apologized, he admitted it was a stupid thing to say, all of that stuff. So, I know you’re a real-life badass, you don't just play that on TV. When I read the part, the description of George, I was like, “Wow, that's very similar to me.” And when I read the lines, what she believes, how she responds to certain things, I was like, “This … But this is me.”. Bill • And I said, introduced myself, and I said, “I'm playing George.” And she just gave me the biggest hug, was so excited. She is a dream role because it's kind of your typical male journey that I get to play and put a little bit of a feminine twist on it. But he, years and years ago, created something racist. Michael Dinich March 8, 2019. You can cast yourself in your project, and that way you're still creating, you still have opportunities to show off your work, to show off your skills, what you can do. And it has nothing to do with technique. Her real-life experience as a street cop, mixed with her strong martial arts and ability to bring a character to life will have you seeing plenty more of Katy on the big and small screen. We love that too, I was so thrilled, so happy. I believe I have answered that publicly, but yes, Keith Allan is gorgeous. Which, in the Midwest, was really, really difficult to find. We're huge, huge fans of the character. Jenna Fischer, from The Office, just put a book out called “The Actor's Life: A Survival Guide,” and it is one of the best overall books on acting I've ever read. Red • I am … I'm terrible at time management, so I have had to trick myself into being productive. Michael is passionate about personal finance, side hustles, and all things geeky. She started her acting career in local theater productions at a young age but had always had a passion for film and television. Being able to rag on people and be ragged on a little bit. I know that that's ridiculous, but when I saw the movie for the first time I wasn't a cop, and I was like, “It's a stupid movie.” And when I saw it after becoming a cop, I was like, “Yeah, that's kind of … Sometimes stuff like that happens.” But when I first think about like some of the ones that made me laugh Leslie Neilson, his Naked Gun, or Police Squad. So I mean, that's the main couple tricks, I guess. • Mike Renfro It was so much fun. I'm almost 100% sure.” And I'm just like, “There's no way we're on the same plane. I had to stick up for myself. I mean, everyone was just so loving, so welcoming. Larry. Sure. Die Ausstrahlung startete am 12. She just, it's a great book that starts from the very basics of like, “You have decided to step foot in the industry,” to, “You've succeeded and now here's what you do after that.” And there are very few books that cover what happens once you've succeeded in the business, so I think that's amazing. I will do my best for each one, and I've found that to be incredibly important. So I kind of put it on the back-burner, though it was just something that I would never be successful in. It's just a very loving space, welcoming environment. 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I feel like if I stay at home, connected to my internet, I'll just start going on the web and fall down the loophole and get on YouTube and wind up watching videos of otters for hours or something like that. And they're put in the show, but they're not given any purpose in the show, and so it just really takes away from that character. !. Then the other thing, too, is getting out of the house. Katy’s first booking was a recurring role on AMC’s The Walking Dead, followed immediately by her first LA gig on Comedy Central’s Tosh.0. But I wanted to toss a little bit more maybe of my, I think, Irish humor in there. Because most auditions now are done, at least at first, in your own personal auditioning room or one that you have to pay for or whatever. It just goes over certain camera tricks and even though you think you're going to be looking at the person that you're talking to, depending on what the camera angle is or the length of the lens or something like that, you might be starting off in space somewhere. I think the worst thing I ever did was not believing in myself sooner. I remember there was a time; once I got the script for episode eight, which just came out, I felt like I was hitting the same beats over and over again. There's a great Greek quote, “who so neglects learning in his youth, loses the past, and is dead for the future.” -Euripides. So really, I think, finding ways to surround yourself with people who are being proactive, who are excited about what they're doing, who are creating projects. Georgia St. Clair or "George" is a main character featured in "Z Nation", first encountered in Season 5. And on social media, that looks like, you know, dissing movies or talking about how bad a TV show is or something like that. Was it difficult to step into an established show like Z Nation? She found out, “Okay, this is a casting trap to avoid.” She points those business traps out. Z Nation [ziːˈneɪʃ(ə)n] ( Anhören ) ist eine US-amerikanische postapokalyptische Zombie-Drama-Serie des Regisseurs Karl Schaefer aus dem Jahr 2014, die von The Asylum produziert wird. And if they see you on social media dissing one of their passion projects, that's going to look bad on you. It just makes it easier for me. Police Squad was the TV show that came out before the Naked Gun, and that is hilarious. I don't have the power to control anyone else's feelings or emotions, nor should I. So it was one of those roles where it was the least surprised I've been to have gotten a role because it just really felt like I was portraying someone who I understood very well. I found that to be kind of, and I'd say a little bit discouraging in some ways. Camilla • You know, Russell was telling me that, the Z Nation fandom, he's like, “We have the best fans. I didn't see a lot of success as a child in the industry, especially in the Midwest. Like we might go to a restaurant now and then, and he'd be like, “Oh, okay.” And a couple of weeks later, that dish is being served, home-cooked, in front of you, and it's better, if not the same, as when you ate it out. You're just going to be this very negative presence that people don't want to be around. I get very, very distracted very easily, so … Especially if I have my phone nearby. Back in Altura, 10K tries to … I cannot control how everyone feels around me, but I can control how I feel, and I can't blame anyone else if I'm feeling unhappy or anything like that. Russell Hodgkinson. Oh, thank you. Right. I love her. You really can't change, no matter how good of an actor you are, you really can't be somebody else entirely. I mean, you either figure that out or you don't. And that was my first, you know, intro to the show. Anastasia and I hang out now all the time. So, it just comes to me a lot better than lines. Auntie • So, it's so weird being young; you’re not thinking about the future or about the consequences of your actions. I think one of the biggest things that they should do is focus on learning the business of acting because it's not just an art. Well … Yeah, yeah. I wanted a few more action scenes, which they were very happy to grant, you know, once my ankle started to heal up a little bit. Sitting around and waiting in this business is one of the biggest things, I think, that people do that inhibits their success. I think it's a little bit of genetic talent. Just being involved in physical activities my entire life, I do think it teaches your body how to do that, as you continue to practice it, you get better and better at it as you get older. I mean, I've been with different talent agencies ever since I was a little kid, but I was never really, in Indiana, somebody that was very easy to promote, I guess, especially 20 years ago. There's something about his red look this year that is like; it's just stunning on him. So, with all of that I was able to network with some Indiana filmmakers, and since it's a really small community I was able to build a really solid reel, submit to agencies, and I wound up getting with Laureen who was my agent when I first got to Los Angeles, and now, she's a manager. He met with me, listened to me, and then we sat down for three hours, and I do feel like he heard what I had to say. Yeah, I totally understand where you're coming from there. George • Just a college Freshman eight years ago as the Zombie Apocalypse began, she helped lead a group of her fellow students and teachers to NewMerica where she is now a political leader as survivors try to form a new country and learn to deal with a new kind of Zombie. So there was like that little voice inside my head that I need to try to shut off as much as possible. Michael launched Your Money Geek to make personal finance fun. Raymond • John • Skeezy • She is a young hero of the Newpocalypse. Those were succeeded by stints on the hit series Halt and Catch Fire on AMC and How to Get Away with Murder on ABC, leading up to her series regular role as George on Z Nation on SyFy. I think the more you know who you are, how to market yourself, and what the business is looking for, the more successful you'll be in the business.
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