Ep107. You Don't Have Another Life: Health, Acting & What Matters with Actress, Katee Sackhoff

"I don’t let anyone project what they think my life should be like. So many people have opinions around how you should live and what you should do, and how things are supposed to look. I can’t let anyone do that for me. As this is my life, just as it’s your life."

- Katee Sackhoff, Ep107. The Monica Kade Podcast

 

Welcome to Episode 107 of The Monica Kade Podcast, my very talented guest today is Katee Sackhoff, who is an American actress, who grew up in Portland, Oregon. She’s best known for playing Lieutenant Kara "Starbuck" in Battlestar Galactica. A show which nominated her for four Saturn Awards and where she won the award for Best Supporting Actress on Television.

You may also recognise her from The Fearing Mind; TV series Bionic Woman, Nip/Tuck, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and Star Wars: The Clone Wars; and the Netflix series Longmire and The Flash—along with her newest Netflix series: Another Life. But that’s not it, Katee has also had a handful of lead roles in feature films to add to her belt of acting achievements.
 
However, it’s not her accomplishments that moved and inspired me, rather, it’s her humility, down-to-earth nature and lovely, lovely energy (you'll know what I mean when you hear our chat). I love how REAL Katee is. How open and transparent she is when it comes to sharing her personal story, the ins and outs of her career and her life challenges.
 
No doubt you’ll enjoy this conversations—it’s a real favourite of mine.
 

 

Learn About

Why her career plans of being a professional swimmer fell through
How she picked herself up from the (at that time in her life) very shattering news
The story around how she got into acting How she got her first break
Her mindset and approach to auditioning when she first started out
How she navigated body image in Hollywood
How acting makes her feel and what she loves about it
Her preparation process for her characters and how she knows when she’s embodied the character
Her Netflix series, Another Life and what it was like preparing her character, Astronaut Niko Breckinridge
What she does when she’s not working to keep a strong mindset
Why she’s excited to get older
Why she values health and why she believes in being transparent around body, exercise and food with her audience
 

Signature Questions

If she wasn’t in this career, what Katee would attempt
What she believes is her greatest asset
Greatest piece of wisdom she lives by