Kimmy Shields On Season 2 Of Insatiable + Working With Brad Pitt, Nicole Kidman & Reese Witherspoon

Kimmy Shields has cemented herself as one of the most recognisable faces in TV right now. Born to a family of entertainers, the actress has always been destined for stardom. Currently starring in the Netflix series Insatiable, Kimmy plays the role of ultra-relatable Nonnie, Debby Ryan’s best friend. Bella chatted with the star about Season 2 of Insatiable, working with Brad Pitt in “Ad Astra” and what really went on in the set of “Big Little Lies” with the likes of Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon.
Please tell us about your Netflix series “Insatiable” and about your character Nonnie.

“Insatiable” is a thrill ride of good people being terrible things. Nonnie is Patty’s best friend, known for her loyalty, creativity, and curiosity.

Do you personally identify with Nonnie? In which ways are you less like her?

I identify with Nonnie’s struggle to find identity. Pursuing something that is so not concrete can make it feel difficult to find a place to land, but the older I get the more I double down on who I am. I’d say I’m less like her when it comes to boundaries. I have learned a lot in the past few years about what unchecked codependence can do and how to create healthy distances with people in order to maintain personal wellness.

Season 2 of Insatiable has just been released. What can we expect from the show, as well as from Nonnie?

You can expect the best kind of chaos, just as you saw in Season 1. Nonnie is a little more confident this season, a little more in her own zone. It’s fun to watch her bloom.

Tell us about your role in “Ad Astra.” What was it like filming with Brad Pitt?

It was awesome! One day of work and a fist bump from Mr. Pitt himself at the end of it all. I hope to do it again someday.

You also appeared in “Big Little Lies.” What were Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon like on set?

I hardly spent any time with them, but the brief glimpses I caught made it clear that these women love each other very much.

What is next for you?

You’ll find out when I do!

Finally, at BELLA we believe in the idea that beauty is defined by each person. So, what is beauty to you and how do you stay beautiful as you are, inside and out?

Beauty is taking full ownership of who you are and celebrating it. I stay beautiful by constantly checking in with my heart and making sure it is well, and then looking for ways to serve those around me. On the outside? Water and moisturizer. Simple as that.

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