February 24, 2017 06:38am
Color Blind's Kasey Warner
Source: Adult Industry News
by: Rich Moreland
At this year's Adult Entertainment Expo, I chatted with Kasey Warner about her performance in B Skow's "Color Blind," one of 2016's noms for Best Picture.
Kasey plays a blind girl who falls in love with a man of color.
Knowing the role presented challenges, director Skow sent her some film clips of a blind girl with instruction to study the girl's "mannerisms," Kasey says.
But problems arose when Kasey got into her character.
"At the beginning of filming I was trying to portray a blind person as blind people actually are, but then as it went on," Kasey admits, "I started doing the things that people do when they act blind."
Her eyes shifted around, for example, and Skow called her on it so Kasey made adjustments.
"By the second day I was is in the groove of blind girl. When you're shooting a porn movie you don't get as much time to practice, so as it went on I got more into my role, so that was good."
Her sex scene with Isiah Maxwell is far from a gonzo shoot. How did she pull off being unsighted and romantic at the same time?
It was a unique situation but Kasey worked to make it authentic.
"I was obviously already in the character and I love Isiah. He's the sweetest, so it's not hard to have him be my boyfriend."
I suggest that losing one's virginity is hardly a romantic experience. Kasey agrees. How did she give the scene validity?
"I am a blind girl from a sheltered racist family. It's not going to be one of those wild crazy gonzo scenes. It's supposed to be kind of scary, timid and very emotional," she says.
How did she feel about filming with Skow?
Kasey's expression lights up.
"It was really nice to be able to shoot a movie that had some meaning behind it, an interracial movie where the whole point is that we're all the same."
"It's dumb to discriminate. The whole point of me being blind is I can't see color, so I'm the girl who says, 'Why shouldn't I have sex with this guy, I love him?'"
What makes Skow such an intense director?
He's a true maverick who cares about his scenes and not just what sells, Kasey responses.
"Color Blind is a politically, racially fueled movie with a message. This is what is important to me," she adds.
My final question on the film concerns the shocking conclusion. The dialogue at that point is emotional and "tense,"With Steven St. Croix, who plays her father, "yelling and everything," Kasey says. It energized her performance.
Were her tears at the end spontaneous?
"Yeah. I let it happen. I was really pleased with myself. The PA had to leave the room because he was going to start crying. I garbled through the speech a little and was glad that they were able to get the crying and the speech through editing."
Since Kasey and I are from the Washington DC metro area, I asked about how she got into the business.
She was in college and not motivated by classes.
"I wanted to pursue a culinary career or get a degree in sexology," she remembers, but the school was technology oriented.
"I'd be sitting in my room just watching porn, you know, just appreciating the cinematography and the acting. It occurred to me 'I'm 18, a young cute girl, I could do that.' So I just packed up and moved to California and started working."
Aren't we glad she did.