Kate Godfrey is the fresh face of comedy. This multifaceted actress has been taking the comedy world seriously, and we cannot express enough how glad we are to see what she has been doing so far. Most of us saw her for the first time in The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, but this time, miss Godfrey comes with the hilarious revival of Nickelodeon’s legendary sketch comedy series All That, and the singular and funny TV show Warped!
Therefore, we invite you to come closer to know Kate Godfrey better with this exclusive interview for Vanity Teen.
A strength I didn’t know I had
VT: All That is like a dream come true for any actor since this show allowed us to know great artists like Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell. So, how has it been for you to be part of this iconic Nickelodeon comedy series?
KG: Filming All That taught me so many skills that I couldn’t learn anywhere else. It was definitely an intimidating job, especially because we had such big shoes to fill. But I am so grateful to be able to be part of something so iconic.
It is almost like you are in a sorority or a fraternity; I will be bonded with those kids for life.
VT: Another great news is that recently your new show Warped was released. What can you tell us about it?
KG: Warped is a new sitcom about teens working in a comic book store. It is filled with slapstick comedy as well as vibrant characters. In every episode, Ruby, my character, gets into some sort of trouble.
VT: Thinking about the roles you have been playing so far, what do you think comedy has brought to your life?
KG: I think comedy has brought me a lot of confidence. Even though I am usually doing something so odd that it is almost embarrassing, I seem to have found a strength I didn’t know I had.
I am pretty shy in person, so being able to play really outgoing characters has been totally beneficial to me.
Taking it day by day
VT: Let us get to know you a little better. So, how do you manage to continue with your formal education while working in the media?
KG: I am currently a senior in High School at a school in LA. I have always tried to prioritize my education, but as I get older, I have realized that my work is really important to me and calculus is not.
I have applied to a few colleges, so at the moment, I am just taking it day by day. If I went to college, I would love to study business entertainment or something similar to become a producer of some sort.
VT: Usually, what do you do before going live on a stage or starting filming?
KG: I usually have a huge breakfast and some coffee or matcha before filming. Being on set for long periods can get super overstimulating, so I usually just relax or listen to music in my dressing room.
I am a huge advocate for alone time.
VT: When not working, which other activities do you enjoy doing the most?
KG: I love painting, playing piano, and baking. I recently started to use oil paint, and while almost everything I own is stained with it, I really enjoy it.
It is a weird time in life
VT: We also know you like to give back to society by collaborating with hospitals and associations dedicated to promoting awareness about autism. Therefore, why do you consider these acts of kindness relevant for the youth?
KG: I think this is relevant to the youth because it is important to be educated about different situations occurring in the world. One of the first steps in normalizing autism is by educating kids.
VT: Which plans do you have for the future?
KG: I have a rough draft of what I want my future to look like. I would love to become a writer or producer of some sort: possibly for sitcoms. I also love the idea of directing or being a cast member of SNL. I want to continue comedy but also introduce more dramatic roles. Whatever I end up doing, I know I want to stay within the entertainment industry.
VT: What message would you like to share with those who find joy in your work, despite everything that happens in the world?
KG: I mean, it is a cool thought to think that people find joy in my work.
I guess I would just say thank you. It makes me so happy that you like it.
It is a weird time in life. I hope everyone is hanging in there.
VT: Anything else you would like to share with Vanity Teen?
KG: Thank you for interviewing me!
Before we go
Kate Godfrey embodies some of the most precious values of current youth; she is a welcoming person who knows what she wants and lives with the determination to pursue her goals one step at a time with humility and hard work. I love that she is not afraid to expose her insecurities and use them as an element to reinforce what she does for a living.
As she said in the interview, current times might be weird, but let us stay focused on the things we love and never forget that there is always a space for comedy in our lives.
If you want to keep in touch with Kate Godfrey, follow her on social media @kategodfrey.
Love all humankind!