IN CONVERSATION WITH KATHRYN NEWTON
Interview by Jana Letonja
Numéro Netherlands proudly presents actress Kathryn Newton as the Digital Cover star of the day. She most recently starred in Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’. Next up, she will star opposite Cole Sprouse in Focus Features’ ‘Lisa Frankenstein,’ premiering on 9th February. Kathryn is featured in this beautiful and delicate fashion editorial captured by Michelle Genevieve Gonzales.
Kathryn, you starred in Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’ last year. How excited were you to book the role in a Marvel film?
I always dreamed of being a part of the MCU and now I can say dreams come true. I celebrated in my room with my pups, but I had to keep it a secret and couldn’t tell anyone for so long.
In the film, you portrayed Cassie Lang, Scott Lang’s 18-year-old daughter who acquires a suit similar to her father’s, that allows him to shrink or grow in scale while increasing in strength. What fascinated you the most about this role and her powers?
At my first fitting I got a major surprise, they pulled out a super suit and it was my favorite color, purple. I can’t wait to see what Cassie Lang does in the future. It’s an honor to play a super hero and watch her become a person who really is trying to do good and help others. She looks out for the little guy.
You started your career at age four, making your television debut on the soap opera ‘All My Children’. How did your career begin? Did you audition for this role or did you get scouted?
I was doing summer modeling in New York when I did an audition for ‘All My Children’ to play Colby Chandler. In my memory, the cameras we shot the show with seemed huge compared to me. I learned not to eat the food on set pretty quick because it was styrofoam. I fell in love with the whole thing, from the wardrobe room to hair and makeup. It was simply fun.
One of my favorite print jobs at that time was with Santa Clause for the Radio City Rockets Christmas Spectacular. Santa was awesome, I hope we get together again someday.
Being in this industry since a very young age, how do you view the changes we are witnessing in the recent years?
I think there’s more opportunities to tell stories. There are so many mediums now, film, TV, limited series or your own social media. You can create more art now.
What do you find creatively the most challenging as an actress?
I would say creativity is freedom and it would be hard for me to do anything where I had to hold back. Holding back is challenging.
rings PEREZ BITAN from ROSEARK
necklace ESTATE COIN from ROSEARK
stinger necklace QUEEN VEE from ROSEARK
boots STUART WEITZMAN
dress RONNY KOBO from The Archive at Couturie Row
boots BOTTEGA VENETA from The Archive at Couturie Row
earring ARUNASHI from ROSEARK
rings PEREZ BITAN from ROSEARK
Besides acting, you’ve been passionate about golf your whole life. What particularly drew you to golf and not any other sport for example?
I was introduced to the game by my dad. He taught me from a young age. I got involved with US Kids tournaments and enjoyed making friends. I stuck with it and was captain of my high school team. My best memories and friends came from those times. I loved the camaraderie of being on a team and I like other sports too. I actually love football now, ever since I played with Patrick Mahomes. He’s a good golfer.
Last year, when we were able to witness the historic actor’s strike, you had the opportunity to play in several international tournaments with pro-golfers like Rory McIlroy and celebrities golfers like Bill Murray. How was your experience of playing all these famous tournaments? What was your favorite part about them?
No one was more surprised than me to end up at the Ryder Cup. The players inspired me with the way they give 100 % every day and they always have time for fans. Golfing with these icons like Rory and Bill is surprising to me too. On one hand, I see them as just another golfer and then I remember they are icons. It just shows how universal the language of golf is. You can play with anyone, anywhere. That’s what’s so beautiful about the sport. Sticking with the sport has given me the opportunity to be inspired by these great athletes and just get outside and play the game.
You were also recently chosen as the newest ambassador for the R&A and are a huge advocate for the game, especially championing women in the sport. What does this ambassadorship mean to you and why do you find it so important to champion women in golf?
I am champion of women in any sport. Golf is my thing and it’s a healthy outlet for me. Any day on a golf course is a great day to me. It raises my mood and my vibration. It gives me so much joy and confidence. I had no idea that golf would become such a big part of my life when I started playing. I want to encourage people to start playing and see where it can take them, whatever their sport might be.
Besides acting and golf, what are your biggest passions in life?
Art, movies, music, my dogs, fashion, accents and anything outdoors.
Next up, we’ll be able to see you in the horror comedy ‘Lisa Frankenstein’. What can you tease about this upcoming film? What other projects do you have coming up this year?
I can tease that it’s a deadly new genre, the zom-com. It will make you laugh and maybe cry. I also have a Universal film called ‘Abigail’ coming to theaters on 19th April. As for the rest, I’m good at keeping secrets. It’s always the same with me, I’m never allowed to say anything. But stay tuned.
blouse HELMUT LANG
skirt BRUNELLO CUCINELLI
boots AMINA MUADDI
all from The Archive at Couturie Row
talent KATHRYN NEWTON @kathrynnewton
photographer / creative director / producer MICHELLE GENEVIEVE GONZALES @enfoque_lumiere
stylist CHRISTOPHER CAMPBELL at DeFacto Inc @mrchriscampbell
makeup GINA BROOKE using Gina Brooke Beauty @ginabrookebeauty
hair RENATO CAMPORA @renatocampora
hair assistant SINAIA CAMPORA @sin_citi_
market editor BONNIE KIM @bcreatures
fashion assistant LILY BARDINI
videographer LINA KRAFTSOFF @directedbylina
image editing JUAN FRANCISCO BERTONI @bertonijuan
dp LINA KRAFTSOFF @directedbylina
editor TIMI LETONJA @timiletonja
editorial director & interview JANA LETONJA @janaletonja
cover design ARTHUR ROELOFFZEN @arthurroeloffzen