You star in FX’s Legion. Tell us a little about the show.
It is hard to explain, it is such an experience. I think it is built, so that you as a viewer experience everything that happens similarly to the way that David Haller experiences it. But visually it is stunning and over the course of 8 episodes it takes you on quite the ride.

Can you describe your character Kerry Loudermilk?
She is a tough one. She is very physically centered and her instincts are aggressive, but what has made her who she is is her relationship with the other Cary Loudermilk. They have a love that is very unique – they are like twins but over their lives they have acquired an age gap so there is maybe a child/parent relation aspect in there too. She is the muscle, he is the brain. That’s her place to be tender.

You also starred in the Academy Award nominated Hell or High Water alongside Jeff Bridges and Chris Pine. What was that experience like?
Personally I would not use the word “starred” — I am humbled and so grateful to say I was a part of that movie. All of the people who made it I admire greatly and they are at the top of what they do. Walking away from that movie I came away having learned a lot and I really grew.

Do you have any other passions?
Absolutely. Personally/artistically I do, none that I feel strong enough in to share really but I do plenty of other things just for myself. I am big into adventure living so anything for dirt biking to horseback riding to rock climbing to zip lining I am SO there. And then I feel passionate about our duties as the dominating life force of the planet to treat it well – the number one action I believe in taking is conscious consuming whether it be cruelty free, boycotting crude palm oil, or buying things that aren’t made of China.

 

What was your childhood like?
It was the best childhood I could’ve hoped to have had. I lived in a big city and a small country community and I had a lot of freedom to be who I wanted.

I lived in a big city and a small country community and I had a lot of freedom to be who I wanted.

How have the women in your life shaped who you are today?
Whether they be friends or relatives I’m fortunate to be surrounded by really strong and strong willed women who know how to own their womanly qualities with grace and class wherever they go. I look up to them and I’m grateful for them and I hope to be like them as I grow throughout my life.

Whether they be friends or relatives I’m fortunate to be surrounded by really strong and strong willed women who know how to own their womanly qualities with grace and class wherever they go.

Do you have any future plans you can share?
I take my life as it comes but I’m always seeking challenge.

 

 

Words by Anna Zhang
Photos by Ashley Kim
Makeup by Aaron Barry

Originally published in Volume II, Issue No. 002 – Spring 2017.

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