Krystyn Sayre is originally from Michigan but currently lives in Louisville, Ky. She spent most of her life living in the Chicago suburbs where she took her first acting class at Acting Studio Chicago. She then moved to Kentucky where she booked her first role as the Lead in the independent feature film “A Stranger on Earth.” In December 2017, she signed with Katalyst Talent Agency. She coaches weekly with Joshua LeBar Studios located in Los Angeles, California. Krystyn will be working on a Pilot this upcoming December in Cincinnati, OH.
I am (use a max. of 3 words to describe yourself)… Passionate, Dedicated, Dreamer
Acting is... Art. Being able to be vulnerable enough to let go and truly become the Character.
My last gig taught me... While working on a short that takes place in the 70s, my background in Fashion and Costume Design helped keep costume accurate.
Proudest performance moment... I would have to say my role as Irene in A Stranger on Earth.
Most embarrassing audition... I had to mime and dance the whole audition. I remember meeting up with my sister and telling her how awkward I felt. I was offered the role the next day.
Most challenging part... When I first read this question, I instantly thought of acting as a whole. So I am going to answer the question that way. Living in the midwest can make it hard to push yourself to keep going when it seems like you could be doing so much more.
The moment I knew I wanted to be an actor... I always loved being in front of the camera. I remember getting headshots when I was 12 and really fell in love with the role of the stylist. I felt that would be an easier goal to attain. After many years of hard work in that field I realized acting is my passion and just as attainable. I finally made the decision at 24 to take my first acting class. I can’t imagine doing anything else.
Dying to work with... There are so many actors I would love to work with. Lately, I have been in love with so much of Nicole Kidman’s work.
Was born to play... I am always told I need to play Ariel in The Little Mermaid. My sister tells me I resemble her in so many ways. For example.. I want to be where the people are.
Learn lines by... I read through the whole script a few times. Then I break it down into sections. I do not move on until I have that down. If I am having a hard time, I will write out the lines. I always read my script before bed. I can’t tell you how much this has helped me.
Get into character by... Finding the character in the lines. One of the many things I have taken from my sessions with Joshua LeBar.
Special skill I wouldn't put on my resume… Predicting the ending of movies/shows.
Movie I can’t stop talking about... Recently, I have been watching so many series but always re-watch my favorite movies. With that being said, I will forever quote 10 Things I Hate About You, Clueless, and Mean Girls.
Top three Netflix / Amazon shows in my queue… Hands down The Magicians, Stranger Things, and Santa Clarita Diet.
Currently reading… I was gifted a book by a director I recently worked with called The Unbearable Lightness of Being.
Car karaoke tune... If you know me, you know I am in the car a lot! I would have to say any song on the Kings of Leon album Only By The Night.
If I weren't an actor, I'd be... A Fashion Designer. I have a BA in Fashion Design. My dad tells me I will create my own line when I make it. I always respond with you know I’ll do it.
Stranger Things character that best represents me… Nancy. I am an older sister and very loyal to my friends and family. She is motivated to find the truth. I see a lot of myself in her.
If they made a movie about my life, I’d be played by… Kate Winslet (With Red Hair)
Actor crush... Dacre Montgomery! :)
Sign… Leo!!! You would definitely know it if you met me.
If I were a color, I'd be… Olive Green
Hotel alias… Gloria “Glo” Olson
LA spot that inspires or relaxes me… Since I currently live in the midwest, I do not spend much time by the ocean. So, when I am on the west coast, the ocean calls my name.
The best advice I ever got… I was in Chicago for my sister's graduation and we had to take an Uber. The driver was speeding down State Street almost hitting an elderly man. While holding on for dear life in said Uber the driver told me “Be Yourself. No one else can do it better.” I probably shouldn’t have tipped him but that advice was needed.
You can find me at…
Katalyst Talent Agency- katalyst.tv