Today we have a small addition to the magazine section of the Gallery with another piece on Kathryn from First For Women magazine. This time it is from the August 2008 edition.
It’s not a proper discussion-type of interview, more a simple question & answer session written up as a series of statements by Kathryn. We get Kathryn’s thoughts on her acceptance of her beautiful pale skin and the wish to challenge herself regularly.
The mention of filming in Canada a couple of summers previously (2006) will most likely have been Resurrecting The Champ, which appeared at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2007 and was released later that year.
A scan of the magazine is now in the Gallery and a full transcript is below.
Thanks to my brochure buddy Sammie for her help.
The star of Cold Case reveals how she keeps her balance while staying on her toes
Kathryn Morris, 39, is best known for playing shy, afraid-to-be alone detective Lilly Rush on CBS’s hit show Cold Case. But in real life she pushes the envelope. “Each day I’m asking a little bit more of myself,” explains the Ohio native, who also appeared in the film Minority Report with Tom Cruise. “Trying something challenging helps me find a happy balance.” Here, Kathryn talks about the experiences that keep propelling her forward.
THE FIRST GIFT my parents gave me
When I was a child. I travelled with my parents and six siblings as a gospel singer. We had a group called Morris Code. Along the way I met ail kinds of people from different backgrounds and learned a great deal about tolerance. What I came away with is that you have to take everyone on an individual basis and assume that people really are trying to do their best in life – until they show you otherwise. That gift has served me well in my career.
THE FIRST TIME I truly appreciated my pale skin
I try not to obsess too much, but when I was a kid I used to hate my white skin because, back then, everyone always wanted a tan. As I got older and was going to my first prom, I wanted to have a tan, but it wasn’t happening. And I finally embraced my pale skin. I realized that maybe this is part of what makes me me – part of my package and spirit. I’m glad I did. I come from a long lime of farmers and have watched members of my family battle skin cancer – my father, for one. So now I wear SPF 45 sunscreen every day.
FIRST “alone doesn’t equal loneliness” lesson
A few summers ago I was working on a movie. And when I had free time, I’d drive to Lake Louise in Calgary, near where I was staying. I’d spend days taking photographs, going to lunch… just having quiet time with myself. Some people are friends with everybody. But I try to surround myself with positive people, or I choose to be alone. If I feel waves of negativity, I’ll just take a different turn and go down another hall. Those alone times – especially since I’ve become so busy – are great moments!
THE FIRST TIME I my comfort zone
A couple years ago I didn’t know how to swim very well underwater. So I decided to get my scuba certification. I learned it’s important to stretch myself a little but to not overdo it. Recently I had the opportunity to be the passenger in an Indy Formula car. So I did. We went 185 mph – it was so exhilarating. I felt like a new person after getting out of that car. I’m not an adrenaline junkie, but I feel like every once in a while I have to try something that’s not necessarily “in the box.” It’s an important secret to having a happier and healthier life. I think I might try motocross next.
THE FIRST IMPRESSION people have of me
I’m a more colorful person than my Cold Case character, Lilly. I’m more alive and I’m much warmer. People are always surprised by how much more vibrant I am. The things that bring me joy in life are as simple as taking a walk in the sun, having my two cats around at night while I’m doing the dishes, or hanging out with friends and family who love me for who I am.