The successful musician and actress, Katherine O’Day, recognizes just how far she’s come in her career. Katherine knows not many people have been able to make it as far as she has and for that, she is extremely grateful.
From acting in musical theatre for 12 years to now taking on film acting, Katherine loves being a character. So much so that she has enrolled into the Taylor Acting Studio, an institution specifically teaching the authentic Meisner technique. With only one month left until her graduation, Katherine O’Day, along with many others who have the same passion for the arts, are on their way to start their careers. The only problem is that a lot of them don’t know where to get started! Without a manager or agent, Katherine O’Day has been able to land auditions all on her own. Luckily, she was able to talk to New Celebrity about how she accomplished this.
“When you’re going after anything..reach out to them directly, you pitch yourself to them directly.” With the existence of the internet and social media, it is easier than ever to get in contact with people. Katherine understands and takes advantage of this by doing extensive research into the roles she wants, the producers and directors behind them, conspiracies needed to connect the dots, and reaching out. Through this method, Katherine has had the opportunity to get in touch with some of the biggest names in the Marvel Universe, like Married with Sea Monsters, the band that wrote the music for the comics, while also reaching out to the loyal Spidey-community. Receiving the support of the fans is important for Katherine as she aims for the role of Spider-Gwen. She admits that on days that she feels like giving up, the fan edits and kind words keep her motivated.
After starting TikTok for the sole purpose of gaining traction for her campaign, she was very nervous about using the app. After almost a year of making videos for Spider-Gwen, she stumbled upon a video with the challenge to tell TikTok about “a time you went above and beyond to get someone’s attention”. This was the perfect opportunity for Katherine to stitch the video with everything she had done for her Spider-Gwen campaign so far. The video garnered loads of attention from users sharing their support, within 2 hours she had received over 20,000 views and responses from industry professionals. This was exactly the boost she needed to promote her Gwen Stacy campaign.
Katherine’s drive and ambition come from the relatable Ghost Spider herself. “A lot of people can look up to a character that’s strong but also is okay with being vulnerable.” Gwen Stacy has given Katherine the support to succeed even when it feels like everything is working against her. Katherine has reflected on how certain circumstances have shaped her. “For me, going through that trauma was enough for me to drastically change as a person. It kind of felt like I was getting to know myself over again.” Katherine credits her training, music, acting, and therapy as her safe space.
As we wait to catch Katherine on the big screen, she continues to set the bar higher and higher for herself. She understands that she is evolving and changes, so regardless of the campaign’s outcome, she knows that she has grown as a person and inspired so many people. The talented, hard-working, and resilient actress continues to fight for her dream role even to this day. New Celebrity is here to support her during her campaign. #KatherineODay4SpiderGwen
BY: BRIANNA GUZMAN February 2, 2021