ugg factory outlet Kim Crossman on chasing her comedy dream
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Kimberley Crossman talks to Kim Knight about the funny thing that happened when she went to Hollywood.
Four minutes and 56 seconds into the YouTube clip, Kimberley Crossman puts her past behind her.
The actor who made her girl next door Shortland Street debut aged 16, holds the microphone close and eyeballs her audience: “Cat rape.”
She smiles her butter wouldn’t melt smile and tosses her pretty blonde extensions. “It’s uncomfortable, but we’re gonna do it . ” And she does. For the next five minutes, Crossman simulates animal sex. Cats. Flies. Bed bugs. It’s the tail end of a live stand up comic routine filmed last year in Los Angeles. She takes the stage in ripped black jeans and sneakers and begins with a joke about the way New Zealanders put an “i” in the word “deck”. As in, “I love sitting on the deck and watching the sun go down.” As in,
“I slipped off the deck today ‘cos it was so wet.”
The dream then: “To be the lead actress in a successful American single camera comedy.”
The dream now: “We want to be like Lena Dunham. To not only be the lead in the show, but to have created the shows, and be the executive producers.”
The “we” in that sentence is flatmate and business partner Katie Wilbert, the best friend she met on the set of Power Rangers, and the other half of Crossman’s production company, Happy Wife Inc.