Kacey Layne interview
This weeks’ interview is with actress Kacey Layne!
Who are you?
Hi! I’m Kacey and I’m the head writer/producer for What’s Trending and co-creator of The Blonde Jokes.
You write, act, direct, produce and more! How do you find the time to do everything?
I don’t sleep…? haha I wish I were kidding.
Any advice for people wanting to start out in any of your fields (acting/directing/etc)?
The best advice I ever got was “Go for it!” It’s easy to hold back from pursuing something out of fear. Just embrace the fact that it’s going to be messy and you’re not going to be great at first. But if you keep going, you’ll get there.
You’re part of a Youtube channel called Blonde Jokes, . How did you, and the other creators, come up with the idea for starting that show?
After a few years of doing comedy in LA, I became frustrated with how I was typecast. I pitched the concept of “Blonde Jokes” to my good friend Heidi to create a space for ourselves to play and create freely.
How do you come up content for that series?
We get ideas e-v-e-r-y-w-h-e-r-e. When something strikes me as funny, I immediately write it down in the context of a sketch. It could be a commercial, song or horror film…whatever. If we can figure out how to make it, we do it!
You have a hashtag, #KaceyForBatgirl. How did that come into existence?
I was on the Everything is Awesome Podcast roundtable and the guys came up with it! Take Too Podcast started sharing it and now I guess we’re just waiting for the movie to actually get greenlit so we can campaign again haha
Has there been any progress in getting you into the Bat-family?
Well it looks like the movie isn’t happening yet…so I’d say there’s still a chance lol
You had an appearance in Glee, as a character called Nittany. How was that whole experience?
It was a dream come true. I LOVED Glee and was a big musical theater nerd in high school. By the time I got to LA, they were filming the last season…so I barely made it in there, but you can catch me on Ep 2 “Loser like Me”.
With the show being some what of a big deal, do you get any recognition for being on the show?
At the time, I wasn’t very social media savvy…so unfortunately, I did not capitalize on any of that momentum. But it did open other doors for me acting-wise.
Back in October 2018, you became Head Writer/Producer for What’s Trending! Congratulations! How did you go about getting that position?
Thank you! I had been a video writer/producer for ScreenRant and some other outlets for about 2-3 years, so when I heard about the open What’s Trending position through some friends, I was thrilled. I am really, really thankful to those who recommended me for the job because it really is a dream.
Do you have any projects in the work that you can tell us about?
Between What’s Trending and Blonde Jokes, I’ve got my hands full! haha
If you could have a single superpower, what would it be and why?
I would have the power to be invisible. I once read a study that said people who chose this superpower have less confidence…but really, I’d just like to be able to ride the elevator without having to talk to anyone.
Have you bingewatched any shows recently? If so, what have they been?
I binge watch everything. Most recently, I watched both Fyre festival docs and every Shane Dawson conspiracy theory video. I also love The Circus (on Showtime), Game of Thrones (duh), Big Little Lies, Sharp Objects, Succession, The Crown, Magic for Humans, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, and Great British Bake Off to name a few…
If you could live in one franchise, what would it be and why?
The Dark Knight is my favorite “superhero” movie, so if I could travel back in time and be a part of that trilogy, I would.
Are there any actors/directors/writers/etc you think deserve more attention/coverage?
One of my favorite movies this year was Sorry to Bother You. It broke my heart to see that it wasn’t nominated for the Oscars. I think Boots Riley and the cast are brilliant.
Where can we find you online (social media etc)?
@hey_kace on all platforms and @theblondejokes for my comedy stuff!
[Fiction note: I’ve linked them below]
Twitter: @Hey_Kace and @The_BlondeJokes
Instagram: @Hey_Kace and @TheBlondeJokes
Facebook: HeyKace and TheBlondeJokes