We had the good fortune of connecting with Kash Hovey and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kash, have there been any changes in how you think about work-life balance?
When I started out, there was a period where my primary focus was work. I followed a very regimented schedule that included waking up early, exercising, working a full-time job and being ready for auditions and bookings. During this time I became more disciplined and learned how to better manage my time and life. I still follow this routine today, however I’ve learned how to better manage my work and personal time. As I’ve gotten older I’ve had to acknowledge when a condition or relationship has run its course and the need to let go in order to move on with my life. Sometimes holding on to something that isn’t working anymore prevents growth and new opportunities to arise. I’ve recently learned how vital it is to be invested in the people and situations that support you and at the same time encourage you to become a better person. It’s very important for me to turn off my phone, clear my mind, go for a walk, read, watch a movie and spend time with my close friends and family.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
To attain the goals you truly want out of life will require putting in time and hard work. I spent two years training and auditioning before I booked my first acting job when I was seventeen. There have been periods where I wasn’t booking roles and then all of a sudden I’d be booking and working more consistently as an actor. So much has changed the last few years in the industry especially with technology and new ways of creating content. I was at a crossroads about five years ago. A friend invited me to a premiere of an independent movie they were in and I began meeting new filmmakers and artists and at local film festivals who I would eventually collaborate with. One relationship that was born out of this experience is the one I have with Kathy Kolla. We worked together on “Plastic Daydream” and “Mayhem of the Mind.” She has been a true friend and mentor to me on my journey.
Any great local spots you’d like to shoutout?
I like to start the day off the day with a hike. Switch it up between Griffith Park, Runyon and Malibu depending on the day. I always have a good time dining with friends and hosting events at The District by Hannah An, The Sherman and Sofitel West Hollywood. When I’m by the beach I love rollerblading and bike riding in Venice, taking a boat for the day in Marina Del Rey and enjoying an evening at Shutters on the Beach. Whenever I have friends visiting they love going to The Grove, Hollywood and Highland and Rodeo Drive. If it’s during the Winter I love ice skating around the Christmas Tree at LA Live.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My mother Michelle Beaulieu. She always encouraged me to follow my heart, go after what I truly want in life, and to make my dreams a reality. This past year we had the opportunity to work together in “Mayhem of the Mind” directed by Kathy Kolla that premiered at Film Fest LA Live. I wouldn’t be who I am today without her love and support.
Photo Credits: Greg Doherty, Amy Graves, Michael Bezjian, Innis Casey, Gary Robinson