-Who is Kim Hopkins?
Kim Hopkins is an international award-winning actress and model for over 50 years. Kim has a production company with partner and friend Abigail Breslin. Kim is also the creator of The Working Actor Formula, Live In The Moment Acting, and Last Minute Audition which help actors understand show business and have the career of their dreams.
Starting with a modeling career at three years old, Kim went on to model in New York City to then become an international model and actress with a career spanning over five decades. Paving the way for new generations, she helps aspiring and working actors create content-driven platforms that will bring recognition and booking opportunities. Kim’s clients have won multiple awards, signed with the industry’s top agents, and enjoy successful careers. At the moment Kim Hopkins and her partner and close friend are co-producing their new show The Cannibals. They co-wrote, co-directed and co-star on the show that is already winning awards!
Kim has been on the cover of many magazines and has appeared in over 300 commercials globally. She’s been a series regular and starred in cult films, such as Cheech and Chong’s Next Movie, The Hollywood Knights, and The Happy Hooker Goes Hollywood. She has also appeared on The Tonight Show, New Mom Who Dis, I Want To Know Your Story and many podcasts. A passionate performer, she has also directed and starred in her own films garnering over 35 awards, including Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Director.
-What inspired you to become a filmmaker?
After all those years in front of the camera I decided to learn more about what everyone behind the camera does so that I could understand better what I was asking of them and what to expect, which led me to film school. I wanted to make my own films. Naturally, at first I am making films and television shows that are fun and interesting to watch, what sells so that eventually I can do what makes my heart sing.
I wanted to do things my way, see my visions come to life, with my friends and family working by my side. And also help new and veteran actors live their dreams as well.
My goal is to give a voice to those who don’t have one, and to shine a light on the humanity or lack thereof in our world. Diversity and inclusion are top priorities as well as elder care. There is a serious need to see what is really happening to our elderly, not just in the United States but around the world. Japan is so wonderful at caring for their elderly, the rest of the world has a lot to learn and it is my belief that I can make a difference with my work.
-Do you think the cinema can bring a change in society?
One hundred percent, yes, cinema has always and will always bring change.
-What would you change in the world?
The world, changes, hmmmm, so much. First priority for me, as I mentioned before, is the care of the elderly. However education is also key to making change happen. It feels as though everyone is just going through each day, not really living, working and stressing and not enjoying every moment we are given. I would love to see people be more present with themselves and really live their lives instead of just getting to the end of it, and wondering where the time went. LIVE your life, be kind to others and make people feel seen and heard, that means you have to present yourself!
– Where do you see the film industry going in the next 100 years?
That is a loaded question! With all the talk of AI who knows! I honestly think it will remain pretty much the same. We will always want to escape into the world of let’s say Guillermo Del Toro films, fantasy and science fiction, don’t see that changing. Everyone loves to laugh, cry and just leave their own reality behind for a few hours. I know I love all of that. There is something about being in theater with others joining you on the journey, separate but together, that is not going anywhere!