Kate Drummond is a well sought-after actress born and raised in Ontario, Canada.
Her work spans across numerous genres including film, television, stage, and video games. In exchange for the extensive effort she poured into the perfection her craft, Drummond has racked up a plethora of honorable achievements—one of them a nomination for a Canadian Screen Award.
To name another, her role as Claire Porter in the award-winning film Nowhere to be Found/Secrets in a Small Town secured herself an Achievement in Acting Award.
Prior to her days as an actress, Kate’s career started as an elementary school teacher. The transition she made from instructor to entertainer instilled in her the comprehension that any dream, no matter how far-fetched, always has potential to come to fruition. Her passion towards this very concept has persuaded her to convey it to the masses. For instance, Kate was the keynote speaker at TEDx in Oshawa, Canada, where she presented her motivational story of dream chasing and finding new beginnings. The presentation garnered over half a million views and established world-wide connections with people who share a common will to endlessly strive to achieve their strongest ambitions.
Currently, Kate can be seen starring in the new hit genre bending sci-fi series Utopia Falls, a coming of age story that follows a group of teens in the distant future colony of New Babyl as they uncover an ancient forbidden archive of historical relics. In the series, Kate plays the clever, cunning, and manipulative Authority Phydra, who is devoted to upholding the law, order, and above all- the status quo. Utopia Falls also features the voice of Snoop Dogg and music from the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Alessia Cara, Jessie Reyez, Daniel Caesar, Notorious B.I.G. and more.
Chilled sat with Drummond to learn about what’s on her project agenda, and the types of food and drinks she fancies.
Tell us what projects you are working on?
Currently, I can be found playing fan-fav villain, Agent Lucado, in the People’s Choice Award winning show Wynonna Earp as well as in the true story, Trapped: The Alex Cooper Story.
Coming up, I’m in pre-production for a lovely film called Healing Hearts that’ll take me to Utah and I’m very excited about that.
With your busy schedule, what do you like to do with your down time?
I value my down time greatly and spend a lot of it outdoors hiking with Zelda, my rescued street dog from Mexico. I also love to find little black box theatres and live music venues that are intimate and feature up and coming artists. When at home, I’m curling up in front of the fireplace with a good book or watching TV of course.
When you go out to eat, where do you like to dine?
I don’t really have one favorite restaurant but love to find little hidden gems: the mom and pop diners etc.
What types of dishes do you typically order?
Anything gluten-free! It’s hard having allergies to foods, but so many restaurants are getting creative with their dishes and I’m finding more and more variety these days. I’m not limited to just salad anymore!
Any favorite bars?
Chocolate bars… And the bars where music is live, the vibe is chill, and I can carry on a conversation with people.
What drinks do you order when out?
When I do drink, I love a good glass of red wine.
Do you prepare drinks at home?
I prepare a lot of coffee at home. We’re not big drinkers so the most exciting we’ll make is a gin and tonic and that’s usually for a guest.
Tell us about your home bar. What is it stocked with?
Red wine—various kinds, from all regions, some limited edition bottles, and some old rums from past trips to Cuba and the Dominican. Vintage!
Have you ever been a bartender?
Yes, accidentally. I got a job at this tiny restaurant in Toronto when I first moved here and didn’t realize that not only was I serving food and taking orders, but that there was no one there to make the drinks that I ordered! I quickly found this bartending app on my phone and ended up learning as I went. Turns out my Caesars were a hit and even made a “Top Caesar” list in the area! Funny thing is that I’ve never even tried a Caesar. I don’t like them!
If you could share a drink with anyone, who would it be?
My Grandma Franz who passed when I was 13. She loved a good Dirty Martini and I can’t for the life of me figure out why. I’d like to share one with her and ask her so many questions. I’d also want Freddie Mercury there.