Kate Godfrey starring on the reboot of ALL THAT
The beautiful Kate Godfrey acts, sings, and dances. Having started her career at a young age, the talented actress continuously works on having confidence in herself and stars in the successful reboot of ALL THAT. With the support from those around her, Godfrey has many goals in mind and continues to strive for them every day. Full of light, we are excited to see where her journey takes her next!
Tell us more about your role on ALL THAT. How has your experience been on set?
Working on All That has been a dream come true. I have discovered a passion for creating characters. I love transforming into someone who is so far off from who I actually am. My experience on set has been wonderful. I love all my cast members, and I truly feel like I am part of a family.
With the show being a reboot, what are some key things you had to do to get into this role/mindset?
All throughout the audition process, my homework was to watch old clips of the original All That. I didn’t know the show was a reboot until right before I booked the job. I assumed it would be similar to All That, with the executive producers being Kel Mitchell and Kenan Thompson, but the show was called “Untitled Sketch Show” during all my auditions.
Have you always wanted to be an actress?
When I was younger, I played softball and soccer. I lived in Arizona, it was super hot, and I was never excited about playing in my games every weekend. My parents saw an audition notice for the community theatre in our neighborhood. It was in air conditioning, so I was on board. I quit softball and began acting. In my first ever show I played a dancing fork. I wore a cardboard fork on my back. I loved it. I did every single kids show at that community center until I was too old to participate. Ever since then I knew I wanted to act and perform for a living.
You are starting off your career young. So far, what are some key lessons you think you have learned?
A lesson I have learned during my career is to have confidence in yourself. I am still learning this lesson. As a comedian, trusting yourself and having confidence is extremely important. You have to make choices to be funny, but not all your choices are going to be funny. It is important to know that it is okay, and to learn from it.
What are some things you see yourself having to continue working on?
I am always working on different characters and different voices. Because All That is Sketch Comedy, we get multiple different characters every week. It is helpful if I have a repertoire of voices to choose from. I am lucky to be blessed with a unique voice, because it helps me a lot in sketch comedy.
You act, sing, and dance. How do you balance it all?
Practicing all of my hobbies is hard, but I genuinely love to do all three. Practicing acting, singing, and dancing doesn’t seem like a task, but a break. If I am overwhelmed about school or work I will go in my room and sing or play the piano.
Have you written any songs? If so, what are they about? If no, what would you like to write about?
I love to write. I have written a lot of things, and I have taken a few scene writing classes. I am still improving, but writing is definitely something I would love to pursue.
Walk us a through a typical day before being on set.
Before filming and going on set, we go through a very long hair and makeup process. Depending on the sketch, we could be in Hair and Makeup for up to three hours! Although we are there for a while, it is a lot of fun. Our hair and makeup artists are very entertaining, so the time flies by. Other things I do while waiting for my makeup/hair to be done are run my lines, talk to my cast members, or go on my phone.
Who has been your biggest support as you continue on this journey?
My biggest supporters have been my family. My parents and siblings have made so many sacrifices for me to reach my goals. Without my family, I could have never booked All That.
What are some goals you hope to achieve?
I have so many goals I would like to achieve in my lifetime. I would like to be a cast member of Saturday Night Live, be in a movie, win an Emmy, an Oscar, and be on Broadway. Those are just a few! I may not get to all of them, but I will have fun trying.
By Alexandra Bonnet
Photo credit : Ryan West