Phase Kitty is a hard-core Giggle reader and commenter. Her avatar shows a sly looking cartoon girl looking at the world with a smart, sidelong glance. Not too far from PK's personality! Let's meet her now, shall we?
GS: What's your motto?
PK: I live my life by movie quotes: "Ain't no need to watch where I'm goin', just need to know where I've been." Ah, the wisdom we can learn from a talking tow truck (that would be Mater from Cars). Also, this was my quote in my senior yearbook: "Always put the individual ahead of their actions." That one's hard sometimes, but it's sound advice from my favorite movie, Chasing Amy.
GS: Where are you from?
PK: Good ole tiny Delaware. A two hour drive from end to end and whenever you run into someone else from there the first question you ask is, "What high school did you go to?" At least I grew up in the largest city — Wilmington. It was actually sort of nice because it's reasonable driving distance from Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington DC, and New York City, which made for some really cool field trips in school. But I left it all for film school in New York and then moved to SoCal where you can currently find me. So, ya know, I get around ;-)
GS: What do you do?
PK: I'm a production secretary in production offices for films. Sure, it sounds glamorous, but I spend all day at a desk and rarely see the set. My job is freelance from movie to movie and I never know what my next one will be or when. Fortunately, I've gotten to work on some pretty cool flicks, and I'm on IMDB. :) I do get to meet and work with some cool people that would make you all super jealous (I don't like to brag, tee hee :-P), but it's one of the least creative things that you can do in this industry. And it can be either really busy or really slow — there's not usually an in between, so I often need something to pass the time (hello, Sugar Network :))
GS: How would you describe your sense of humor?
PK: I owe a lot of my humor to me best friend and college roommate. We complemented each other when it came to humor, even if we were the only ones laughing. We both had very demanding majors (I know film production doesn't seem demanding, but trust me it is . . . and she was an electrical engineering major), so we used to just laugh in the face of all our work and go crazy under the pressure. There's just too much photographic evidence of us doing stupid things — for instance, we had a coffin in our dorm for a few days (film prop . . . kinda creepy, right?) and she was Wonder Woman for Halloween that year, so why wouldn't we stage photos of a Wonder Woman suicide over pictures of Superman with Louis? Yeah, okay, we were geeks who procrastinated to the extreme, but we found ourselves seriously funny. Now we're on separate coasts, but we still giggle over our ridiculousness :)
GS: What's your favorite GiggleSugar post?
PK: I love the zombie kid that likes turtles because I like turtles too! I know where you're coming from, man! I'm also a big, big fan of Sign Language. Something about stupid grammar and badly-worded sentences just crack me up.
GS: Who's the cutest funny man and funny woman?
PK: I think Shia LaBeouf is not only a little hottie, but one funny guy. He's also becoming a very talented actor, and while I love him in his serious stuff like Disturbia and A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints, he was really funny on Even Stevens and always let's his goofy side shine through in his flicks. Amanda Bynes is adorable and hysterical! I've loved her since she was like nine and on All That, and I will confess to owning a copy of She's the Man.
GS: Who are your favorite male and female comedians?
PK: I've always been a huge Jim Carrey fan — I had all his movie posters on my walls when I was younger and I called it "Carrey Corner." Okay, I was a tad over the top, but when I was a kid I got really into stuff. I was an only child, let's blame it on that. Seriously though, his comedies aged with me. When I was younger, my favorite movie of his was Dumb and Dumber. Then when I got a bit older he did more serious comedies like The Truman Show and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. I'll see anything with him in it. As for females — I've always been a big Whoopi Goldberg fan. Maybe because my mom used to watch Jumping Jack Flash all the time, but I also really liked the Sister Act movies and Corrina, Corrina. She was one of my favorite Oscar hosts, too.
GS: What's your favorite comedy of all time?
PK: Oh wow, this is hard! I'm a big fan of all things kiddie, so movies like Iron Giant and Lilo and Stitch are definitely two of my faves and never fail to make me laugh. I also love Kevin Smith comedies. Chasing Amy is my favorite movie of all time, but Mallrats, Clerks, and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back will also have me rolling. Okay, clearly that's more than one, but film school snobs get a pass on the favorite-movies question :)
GS: If your life were a comedy, what would it be?
PK: Probably something really quirky and weird like Garden State or Lost in Translation. In fact, a lot of people told me that watching Garden State reminded them of me, because Sam (Natalie Portman's character) and I are very similar. Apparently we have the same quirks. Except for that whole epilepsy thing. And I'm pretty sure I have my compulsive lying reasonably under control :-P
GS: Do you look like someone famous?
PK: When we were both around 16 or so, Britney Spears and I had similar hair styles, and people used to tell me I looked like "that cute pop singer." It horrifies me now to think that people used to say I looked like her. Thankfully, I think I'm aging a little better probably because my diet's slightly more balanced than just Starbucks and Cheetos.
Phase Kitty Free-For-All: I'm really just a big kid. I love cartoons, video games, and comic books. I still love movies and see them all the time despite the fact that I'm slightly tainted by working in Hollywood. I read a lot, I watch way too much TV, and I live in LA with my goofball of a boyfriend who has the cheesiest sense of humor I've ever known. It's cute . . . most of the time. I have an adorable basset hound puppy named Brando, after the late great Marlon Brando, and a tortoise that's been with me since college named Terry, after the late great Marlon Brando's best character, Terry Malloy from On the Waterfront. I guess you can say I like Marlon Brando :) (GS: I'm with you on this one, PK!)
(Phase Kitty, with boyfriend at Comic-Con, with roommate, with friends in a coffin (!), Amanda Bynes, Shia La Boeuf, Jim Carrey, Brando the pup, Terry the tortoise)