Full name: Katherine Savoy Edell
Ethnic background: Welsh, Polish, Ukrainian
Where she was born: Boston, MA
Where she was raised: Massachusettes
In Wong Fu’s very first feature-length film, Everything Before Us, Katie Savoy portrays Sandy, the wife of Ben’s know-it-all best friend Henry. Nosy and a bit nit-picky, Sandy doesn’t hide her disapproval of Ben and his dismal relationship track record. Aside from Everything Before Us, Savoy stars as one of the leading ladies in Viet Nguyen’s horror-comedy flick, Crush the Skull.
About the film:
1. Describe your character in three words.
Uptight, Opinionated, Perfectionist
2. What is the most crucial part of being in a romantic relationship?
3. What would your real-life relationship score be, and why?
Probably obnoxiously high, I’ve been with my husband for almost 15 years and still think he’s pretty cool
4. Any bloopers or memorable episodes on set?
Being a fly on the wall (a camouflaged fly) while Aaron and Chris improvised in front of our house, those two will go on forever and are brilliant
5. What is your opinion of Wong Fu as film directors?
They are such kind, encouraging, wonderful humans. It was a joy to work for them.
1. What always makes you laugh?
2. Your go-to comfort food?
Peanut butter and chocolate chips
3. Currently on “repeat” on your ipod?
4. A guilty pleasure you don’t feel guilty about?
I love Harry Potter. So much.
5. Current favorite place?
6. Favorite drink, alcoholic or otherwise?
7. Current obsessions?
Aerial yoga, rewatching Friday Night Lights, mini donuts
8. Pet peeve?
A condescending tone of voice
9. Habit you need to break?
Organizing/cleaning when I should be working
10. Hidden talent?
I can make my stomach growl on command
11. Talent you’d like to have?
Drawing, painting–visual art of any kind
12. Word or phrase you most overuse?
13. Favorite hashtag?
14. Greatest fear?
15. If you weren’t doing what you are doing now, what occupation would you be doing?
Something with animals, conservation or research
Want to get to know the rest of the cast? Click here to learn more about Chris Riedell, Ki Hong Lee, Randall Park, Victoria Park and Brittany Ishibashi. Be on the look out for profiles on the rest of the cast coming soon! Everything Before Us is currently available on Vimeo. Click below to check it out.