You may not recognize her name just yet, but you will soon. Katie Nehra is an actress, screenwriter, fashion designer and overall, jack-of-all-trades. Since she’s co-starring in the upcoming film Mr. Right, opposite Anna Kendrick and Sam Rockwell, we thought it was about time we got to know her a little more.
SheKnows: Who’s the most positive influence in your life?
Katie Nehra: My father. One of his best pieces of advice is, “Always look forward, not back. Focus on what’s ahead of you and not to worry about what is behind you now.”
SK: How do you define feminism?
KN: Feminism to me is being true to oneself and recognizing that there will always be obstacles, but more importantly, finding ways to work around them.
SK: What’s your favorite character or physical trait about yourself?
KN: I am incredibly honest and know how to think on my feet.
SK: Who have people told you you look like in the past?
KN: Uma Thurman.
SK: When did you first realize you wanted to pursue a creative career?
KN: I saw a movie about pirates, as a child, and I wanted to be one!
SK: How do you unwind and comfort yourself when you’ve had a bad day?
A hot bath, snuggle with my dog Arthur and Key and Peele.
SK: Where do you find the most inspiration?
KN: I find inspiration in people who take risks, whether it be in art, fashion or politics.
SK: What’s the hardest struggle you’ve encountered in your career?
KN: Not letting the no’s get in the way of yes’s.
SK: Tell us about one role you auditioned for in the past and really wanted but didn’t get.
KN: I really wanted to be in the last Woody Allen film, but obviously, he missed my calls.
SK: In your wildest dreams, where are you in 10 years?
KN: I have a family and am making more movies!