I hate horror movies, with a passion.
I was addicted to the original ‘Star Trek’ when I was growing up, because of my dad. We grew up in St. Helens, Oregon and we weren’t allowed to watch a lot of TV.
I grew up in Oregon so I grew up around reservations, so I’ve always kind of had this knowledge. Not a tremendous amount of knowledge, but an outsider’s knowledge of what reservation life was like.
I love playing these characters that are crazy tough, though. Because I am not in real life. Not at all.
I grew up watching science fiction and action movies. I love it. I absolutely love it!
I think every character I play has a physicality to them, so I have to stay in some sort of shape. I’ll never be a size two. And I don’t want to be a size two.
People don’t realize that I started in musical theater. That’s where my roots are.
My mom always said, ‘Marry someone smarter than yourself, Katee, because No. 1, you’re not that smart. And No. 2, then you’ll have smart babies.’
I am tired of women playing action heroes like men, because they are not men. But sometimes they are written like men.
Science fiction fans are awesome – they love you so much that they’ll watch anything you do, even if it’s complete crap. I never dreamed that I would go to conventions and sit down and have coffee with a Klingon. It’s so weird, but it’s my life.
I’m more of a thriller-horror fan – things that could really happen. I don’t like scary movies, the ‘Saw’ movies scare the crap out of me – I think I’ve seen two of them and I wanted to go crawl in a hole.
I’m a bit insane when it comes to doing my own stunts and getting down and dirty. It’s fun, you know? It’s things I wouldn’t normally do in my real life, so when I go to work and get to beat people up and shoot guns and get waterboarded, those are things I find completely interesting.
I think God’s wrath and purgatory are the only things keeping me on the straight and narrow. I like the idea of purgatory. It’s like a cosmic do-over.
I’d never put all my chips anywhere, because I don’t want to close any doors, but I was raised in a very blue-collar family. I was raised by parents who said, ‘If you don’t go to work every day, you’re not contributing’, so that’s my mentality. I have to work every day; I have to bring home a paycheck.
You know, I like to think that I’m a really strong, tough person, but I’m not. I’m a very, very needy person. I’m very insecure. I’m very impressionable.