[acting] was ‘purely instinctual,’ it felt ‘totally right.’ (She’s also had roles on CBS drama “Under the Dome,” ABCFamily’s “Twisted.”)
But she’s definitely not just another pretty face. She played sports in high school, but when she got the role on “Pitch,” she had to go into full jock mode to actually learn how to pitch – no stunt doubles on her pitching mound. (She had only two and a half months to learn how to do the real thing, with the help of actual major league pitching coaches.)
She’s definitely got the talent, athleticism, star power, and look, and what’s especially cool is she’s not going all diva-diculous (at least not at this point…). After her first appearance on “Ellen” in late September, she shared a pic on social of her and Ellen, captioned with humility “i cant believe it either #whatanexperience.”
What’s also great is her girl-forward attitude and awareness of the way Hollywood can be prone to giving women more fluff roles and lesser opportunities in the entertainment business, something that a lot of advocates are trying to change. (If you’re new to that issue, definitely check out the facts, discussions, and advocacy from the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, seejane.org.) Kylie recently said, “I’m very cognizant of the fact that it is so important for women to be represented properly in TV and film.”
Oh yes it is. So we can all help support the cause of great, groundbreaking roles for women in television and have fun doing it while just lying on the couch watching great dramas like “Pitch.” Activism in your PJs with popcorn on a Thursday night? Now that’s a winner.