BOSS BAES: Kat Cunning
Meet our latest Boss Bae Kat Cunning – a singer-songwriter, actor and director/choreographer. We caught up with this mega talented babe to get the lowdown on music, life hacks and all things Kat…
Hey girl, tell us a lil bit about yourself…
Hi, I’m Kat Cunning. I like girls. I make music. I do dances and act and my hair is like ramen noodles. I’m a real freak. You can sit with me.
What does an average day look like for you?
Almost all days start with eggs, lots of coffee and 97.1. When I’m on tour my life is structured by physical and vocal warm-ups & shows. When I’m local I’m split between writing in the studio, rehearsing, prepping creation for the next show and acting. I try to keep nature and movement in my life so I take myself dancing and get upstate whenever I can.
Whats been the highlight of your career so far?
Opening a sold-out North American Tour for LP. Close competitor: sharing the screen with James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal in Season 2 of The Deuce.
What music inspires you?
My repeat jams RN are Holy by King Princess and Big God by Florence. I like the badass women of Rock, Pop and R&B.
Who would you love to collaborate with and why?
RN I’d like to share the stage with Anna Calvi, Janelle Monae and Sam Smith (in no particular order.) JT, if you ever go back to the R&B vibe, I’d like to invite you to my Superbowl halftime. I’d love to work with Robin Hannibal, Timbaland, Mark Ronson and Pharrell as producers and I’m discovering new ppl every day.
Tell us some life hacks you swear by…
Coconut oil for life but mostly – Don’t ever buy makeup remover again. When you are rocking that cirque du soleil beat… Girl it’s gonna take a lot of Aveeno wipes. I just dunk my face in any kind of oil really.
Also, if your blonde just stop shaving.
Which app could you not live without?
Line Learner is awesome for actors. I spend my train rides talking to myself, but I don’t have to torture my introverted girlfriend by making her read when she wants to be watching Buffy.
3 emoji’s that best describe you?
🔪 I like the knife cus I’m dominant and dangerous. 🍾 I like the champagne cus I’m glamorous and excessive. 🥨 I like the pretzel because I secretly mean “thong” when I send it.
What do you do on your days off?
Sometimes I feel like performing and making art is a party so when my day off comes, I want to receive art and reset. I go upstate and swim, take myself to a play, go dancing and see what happens. I try to surround myself with family, that grounds me and do real off-time stuff too, like watching Master Chef Jr. and The Bachelorette. I’m only human, after all.
Best piece of advice you’ve gotten?
“Compromise? For what?” – Eartha Kitt
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