AUGUST 5TH, 2016
“Abbie? As in Abbie Normal?” is how our interview kicks off with the brilliant Kenny Myers and his equally talented wife Karen Asano-Myers at this year’s UMA Expo. After introducing our latest contributor, Kenny immediately cracked a joke to get us all relaxed (even if the Young Frankenstein reference did go over our heads somewhat). Looking at them, with Kenny gently resting a hand on Karen’s shoulder as she leans in to discuss working on The Last Samurai along with a whole host of other iconic projects, you see the calm and experience imbued from knowing that they are artists at the top of their games. With a lifetime of experience in the hair and make-up trailers of huge films, we were thrilled to have the chance to hear their stories.
Warpaint Magazine [WP]: We were wondering if you ever had a revelation moment, where you realised that this was it, this was what you wanted to do for the rest of your life?
Kenny Myers [KM]: I still haven’t had it.
WP: You still haven’t had it?
WP: …So what are you doing with your life then?
KM: I just come to these places and hang out!