Kayte Giralt [Interview]

Hey Folks! We have an absolutely wonderful interview to share with you fine folks! Today we are showcasing the work of a brilliant Atlanta-based actress and model, the wonderful  Kayte Giralt. Kayte has done lot of work on film and in print, most notably for us, she was featured in one of the greatest short “films” that Adult Swim has ever done known as “Too Many Cooks”, which was written and directed by our old friend Casper Kelly!

More recently, you could catch Kayte on a couple of episodes of the hit Netflix series Ozark, and in publications across the land. She is a delightful young woman, and just a model human being, let alone a human being who is also a model. We talk with Kayte about her work on “Too Many Cooks”, Ozark, and the Atlanta film community in general. We are so excited to share these amazing words from an amazing person. So please enjoy some words from the brilliant Kayte Giralt! 

When did you first realize that you had a passion for the world of acting and modeling? And when did you decide you want to do these gigs for a living?

I first discovered my passion for acting when I was a kid. My siblings and I would all try out for the local community theater and I did a couple plays over the years. My parents really stressed academics growing up so I never followed through with acting. It wasn’t until college that I stumbled across modeling which naturally opened that door to the acting world again. After graduating, I moved to Atlanta and decided to give it a go as a career and haven’t looked back.
When was the first time you can remember seeing your self appear either in print or on screen? What was that feeling like? Do you remember what you were doing at the time?
Print was a cool feeling the first time but it’s nothing like seeing yourself on screen. My first experience with the big screen was Ride Along with Kevin Hart where I attended the red carpet premier in Atlanta. I left that theater with so much fire in my heart for acting, knowing that I was definitely on the right career path.
I understand you are currently based out of Atlanta, Georgia, which is where you have had some great work on the acting side of your career. I am always curious about scenes in areas that are off the coasts. So what is the acting world like in Atlanta? Is there a pretty solid community in the area?
It’s growing so fast that it’s hard to keep up! It’s now the norm to see the yellow set signs on the side of the road and famous actors around the city. I love the fact that the community is still relatively small compared to LA and NY, so I work with a lot of the same people on different projects. The community here is one full of great people to network, be on set, or grab a beer with.
You appeared in the ridiculously hilarious short entitled “Too Many Cooks”, which was created by our dear friend and past interviewee Casper Kelly. So what was it like to work on such a zany and ultimately brilliant project? Was it as fun to work on as it was to watch?

Ah I still get that song stuck in my head sometimes! Working on the project was an awesome experience! My favorite part of the day was figuring out how my superhero character could take a machete to the face. I always love seeing the final product of something I’ve only worked a bit of; you get to realize the final vision of the creators and how it all comes together.

And when you got to see what would become the final version of “Too Many Cooks” that would go viral and rock the world, what were your thoughts on what the world was seeing?
Now when it went viral, it was a whole other feeling. I still have people send me lyrics from the theme song over 3 years later! Some people didn’t understand the genius of it, but the overall response was extremely positive. It’s awesome to see something become a “cult favorite/classic” – I heard they even had “Too Many Cooks” Shirts selling in stores! So naturally, I bought one.
Recently you appeared on the smash hit Netflix Original series Ozark. I’m always curious about what set life is like on a project that is actually littered with some pretty gritty content. So how was the shooting experience like for you on Ozark? Was there a lot of effort to lighten the mood a bit?
Ozark was a GREAT show to shoot on, I’m so thankful for the experience to work with someone like Jason Bateman and the rest of the crew. It was my first speaking role on a TV show so I was nervous but the set was very relaxed yet professional. I felt it was a pretty quiet set in order to keep the mood where it needed to be, but I think my joke about strippers “making a living” helped to lighten it up a bit.
What does the future hold for you? Anything you would like to tell our readers about?
Right now, I’m focused on acting, just trying to stay busy with constantly learning and reading, while waiting for the next audition to come along. I did get to work with the talented Casper Kelly and Dave Willis last year and can’t wait to see the final product when it comes out later this year! I’ll keep y’all posted 🙂
What was the last thing that made you smile?
My life makes me smile on the daily; however, getting asked to do this interview definitely put a massive smile on my face. Thank you!!

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