Kayleigh-Paige Rees Chats With TMI About Her Role In the Upcoming feature film ‘Faulty Roots’

Hey Kayleigh-Paige, so excited to be chatting with you! What would you say brought on your passion for acting at such a young age?

Hello! It’s lovely to get to speak to you guys!

If I’m honest I think I’ve always found humans incredibly fascinating and getting to research and embody different people is such a privilege and I love it.

What is one movie that has greatly influenced your life?

Umm there’s so many.

One that I think shaped me massively was Grease. I loved it so much and it made me so passionate about musical theatre. However, it always upset me that Sandy changed herself for Danny at the end of the film so that really influenced some of my early opinions I think.

What would be your dream acting role?

I think my dream acting role at this stage in my career would be an action film. I love Charlize Theron in everything but I would love the challenge to train for a role.

Your new movie “Faulty Roots” has just been announced. What does this role mean to you?

This role means so much to me. Eating disorders and teenage mental health is something I am extremely passionate about and I’ve always wanted to explore such a complex character and I want to do the best job that I possibly can.

Do you have any projects in the works you can tell us about?

Yes I have 2 feature films and a tv show in the works right now. I can’t discuss much about them but it is very exciting.

If you could have a gigantic billboard anywhere with anything on it — metaphorically speaking, getting a message out to millions or billions — what would it say and why? (If helpful, it can be someone else’s quote: Are there any quotes you think of often or live your life by?)

My favourite quote which I think is so true is Mark Twain who said “I’ve had a lot of worries in my life, most of which never happened”

What is an unusual habit or an absurd thing that you love?

I love very hot showers! Whenever I feel stressed I can have a hot shower and it clears my mind.

What advice would you give to someone who wants to pursue a career in acting? 

Do as much as you can and get yourself out there. Don’t let yourself be put into a box and always challenge yourself. I think everybody is individual and however you want to facilitate your skills is completely up to you. 

What advice should they ignore?

Most advice you should ignore, this probably sounds ridiculous but most acting advice is given to put you into a box, always follow your gut and do whatever you feel will better your career.

When you feel overwhelmed or unfocused, or have lost your focus temporarily, what do you do? 

Do something completely different like cooking or gardening and that will make you focus and calm yourself.

How do you want your relationship to be like with your supporters?

I would like a honest relationship with anyone who supports my work. I would like for them to know who I am as a person but be aware that there are parts of my life that are personal and private. 

What’s something your fans don’t know about you?

I am an only child and grandchild.

What do you want your fans to know if they ever see you in public?

To know they can come and say hi, I would always love to chat with a fan 

What’s one word you would use to describe what your fans have allowed you to accomplish?

Indescribable 

Is there anyone in the acting world you are dying to meet?

If I were to meet Bill Hader I would probably cry 

Why do you think social media is so important for artists like yourself?

I think it’s so important because it allows you to be honest with your fans and stop the media from portraying an image of yourself that isn’t true 

What would you say is your biggest dream/goal right now?

I just want to keep learning and creating, I try to stay away from making goals that can lead me to self doubt or feeling like a failure

Any last things you’d like to tell your supporters?

I hope that they are all keeping safe and well at this very strange time

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