We had the good fortune of connecting with Kelly Love and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kelly, do you have a favorite quote or affirmation?
One of my favorite quotes that has stuck with me was from actor Rob Brydon. While given advice to friend and fellow actor, James Corden, about how to get to the next level, he told him, “You are never going to get invited to the table, so you have to invite yourself.”
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I feel that I got to where I am today with the love and support from family and friends, but also tough love and taking responsibility for my mistakes and learning from them. My stubbornness has got in the way of my career from time to time. I have needed to learn to accept when I have said or done something wrong, and to take the time to fix what I need to fix in order to continue to work. Excuses can be a career killer, and it took a while to recognize that.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I would take my “wife” Angie (Bestie) to Universal Studios first. Defo need a Homer Simpson donut and a Krusty Burger to start the trip. Then Stout Burger for some amazing burgers and beer. Santa Monica Pier for some fun rides and feeling like a kids again. Warner Brothers for their incredible tour and Harry Potter goodies for her. Little Tonis in North Hollywood for great Italian food and cute cocktails. And finally a good old fashion drive around the Hills and try and see some stars home a long the way.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My younger sister, Amanda, is one of my biggest inspirations in life. At the age of 13, she was diagnosed with cancer and was told that her chances of beating the illness was unlikely. But after battling for many years, she was able to get the all clear and has now been in the clear for over 15 years. Her health has not been the best since, but instead of complaining and feeling sorry for herself, she lives for life everyday and always has a positive, witty outlook. As far as my career goes, she helps and supports me in every way she can. She came to every play and screening while I lived in Scotland. As I am someone who is terrible at fashion, she would help me create a personal style that is flattering and comfortable for work. She’s also good for advice and is someone who is always honest with me, even if it needs to be hammered in. She deserves a lot of credit and I think everyone needs a little Barbie Amanda in their life.
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