Kerri Ann Hoskins is an actual surprise girl
A few weeks in the past, I cold-called Kerri Ann Hoskins, well-known for her roles in Mortal Kombat 3 and Aerosmith’s Revolution X, to see if she needed to do an interview for one in all my podcasts. Per week or so later, she stated “Positive”. She did not even ask what it was for! That “who offers a f*ck let’s simply do it” perspective is an enormous a part of who she is, and I’m so grateful for it.
In slightly below 25 minutes, she gave an incredible overview of among the highs and lows of her life and profession. I had deliberate to speak along with her for five minutes about whether or not she needed to play Sonya once more and a few different mild subjects, however then a half-hour later, she was nonetheless speaking about rising up with a step-father with wartime PTSD, the mesh implanted in her bellybutton, being pregnant with twins whereas enjoying the pinup lady villain within the Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero, and a variety of different components of her life that make Sonya’s struggles within the video games look light-weight compared. In actual fact, whereas we had been speaking, you may even see her verify her cellphone a couple of occasions to verify to see if her twins had contracted COVID-19. I used to be amazed that she was keen to take the time to speak to me within the midst of this potential disaster, however as I quickly found, pushing by way of tough occasions has been her lifestyle for so long as she will be able to keep in mind.
So why have not we seen her for some time? From the sounds of it, caring for her children wanted to be her prime precedence for the previous decade or so, however at 51, she’s toying with getting again into the sport. What with the brand new film out, it could not be a greater time for her to leap again into the function of Sonya, who additionally turned a mother over time, however I used to be shocked to seek out out she’d relatively play the character in a brand new sport than a movie. I can not blame her! Video games are extra enjoyable.
If you wish to see extra of Kerri Ann, she’s fairly lively on Twitter and Instagram, in addition to her on-line gallery. You can too hear an alternate model of our interview on the Speaking to Girls about Videogames podcast. Keep in mind that present? It was on Youtube for some time, and the episode with Jessica Nigri really did fairly good numbers. Now that they’re on one another’s radars, possibly NetherRealm will solid Jessica in a brand new Mortal Kombat sport as Cassie Cage and Kerri Ann as her ass-kicking mother? One can hope…