DISHING DIVA! The Game’s Katlynn Simone – The Next Beyonce?By Thomas Davis | August 15, 2013 | Dish!, Entertainment
The GameΓÇÖs Katlynn Simone is on a mission. She wants to dominate the world on screen and stage, just like her idol, Beyonce!
Our special correspondent Thomas Davis caught up with the 17 year old to get the scoop on her rise, the Hollywood hunk 30 years her senior she’s itching to work with, and why she is truly is following in BeyonceΓÇÖs stillettos.
Singer, actress, movie star, and youΓÇÖre only 17! How did you get started?
I started when I was 8 years old. IΓÇÖm from Houston, and I did theater and local commercials. I got bigger auditions in Los Angeles, but I wasnΓÇÖt taking them too seriously until I got The Game audition. I was working for five years before the game, and thought ΓÇ£itΓÇÖs just another LA audition.ΓÇ¥ But my dad had a great feeling. He flew us all out to LA and I got it. IΓÇÖm glad my dad had that gut feeling.
WhatΓÇÖs coming up for your character Brittany on The Game next season?
SheΓÇÖs gone through a lot of stuff that people should understand. People tend to look at her and not like her but once you understand her she becomes much more relatable. Her parents messed up. She also had fame and went out of control. She is a hurt child. Her and her fatherΓÇÖs relationship will grow. We want to see her put in her place and become a much more grounded character. IΓÇÖm glad Brit Brat will be back for the seventh season.
So how do you stay on the straight and narrow in Hollywood?
Beyonc├⌐ is such an idol that I admire, and she also comes from the same city as me. IΓÇÖve been compared to her in my characteristics of being humble and down to earth. SheΓÇÖs accomplished so much. It also helps a lot to have my family and friends around. Having the southern family will keep me grounded. ItΓÇÖs me myself that got me here so I will stay as much Katlynn Simone as possible.
Tell us about your new single ΓÇ£Beautiful Lie.ΓÇ¥
A lot of people have told me that its very relatable, because all of us have gone through something like that. IΓÇÖm not huge on dating because IΓÇÖm super busy and itΓÇÖs not fair on the other person’s behalf. ItΓÇÖs a mixture of me and my best friends going through a mixture of heartache and strength. This CD is a really big project for me; I hope people get in touch with the music as far as the writing goes. As far as Twitter, which is @KatlynnSimone, I am in awe in the amount of twitter attention that IΓÇÖve gotten; I appreciate my fans so much. I will reply to people as much as I can. ItΓÇÖs amazing. My new single is on iTunes, Sound Cloud and Amazon. Go check it out.
What are some of you biggest achievements?
The Game has definitely launched a lot of things for me. IΓÇÖm glad that everyoneΓÇÖs accepting of my music. I shot a movie with Wendy Raquel Robinson, In Mysterious Ways, for early 2014 on Lifetime. Also moving to Los Angeles was a huge achievement for me. Since IΓÇÖve gotten older my parents finally let me go to.
Which hunky Hollywood actor are you itching to work with?
This may sound strange, but itΓÇÖs strictly because I admire him so much. I have to work with Robert Downy Jr.! I just love everything he does. HeΓÇÖs a really amazing actor.
Do you have any favorite haircare products?
I really donΓÇÖt do much to my hair besides flat iron it. I made my own hair mask that has avocado and mayonnaise; it makes it soft and shiny. At first it felt thick and strange but IΓÇÖm glad I do it because it really helps feel soft and natural.
Describe yourself in one word.
Goofy. People that meet me for the first time say that IΓÇÖm goofy. IΓÇÖm not from a huge city. IΓÇÖm used to being that weird girl. So yea, IΓÇÖm goofy!
See Katlynn Simone Diva out on The Game┬áTuesdays at 10 pm on BET.