Meet Kerri Medders. We are obsessed with her! You probably know her as Gwenny Thompson from Alexa and Katie. Gwenny is the “mean girl” on the show, which is the opposite of Kerri’s personality. She couldn’t have been any sweeter in person.
As if she isn’t busy enough, she also recurs on the CBS drama “Seal Team” and toured twice last year opening for the Plan White T’s and Drake Bell. Kerri just wrapped her first feature film alongside Jackson Rathbone, from Twilight fame!
We were so excited that we got the chance to sit down and get to know her better!
Tell us about your character Gwenny on Alexa and Katie? What is it like to play a “mean girl”?
Gwenny is a character with a very ‘type A personality.’ She’s a perfectionist, an over-achiever who lives in her own world. Her mean streak is solely-based towards Alexa. They have had conflict with each other since they were young. Playing Gwenny is always an adventure. The writers always make sure that she has her “moments.”
What inspires you to write and perform your own songs?
Personal experiences are what inspire my art. What I see, what I hear, and even what I want to express, when I don’t know how to say it.
Which instruments can you play? How did you learn?
I’ve been playing around with guitar and piano since I was about eleven. I also taught myself to play a little ukulele.
If you could work with any artist – who would it be?
Ed Sheeran, because he’s so on top of his lyric game. Personally, I feel he would be such an inspirational mentor who I could learn a lot from.
What is your favorite song?
I don’t have a favorite song. Every week it’s something new; something based on the mood of the day. My current playlist has Blood Orange, Lord Huron, Beyoncé, Ed Sheeran, and Charli XCX, and that’s only naming a few.
Who is the most texted person in your phone?
My soul sister.
Dream concert ticket (any band, any decade)?
My dream concert would be seeing The Doors, live. I would have definitely been a groupie, constantly idolizing Jim Morrison (not that I don’t do that now.)
Three people—dead or alive, real or fictional—that you’d like to invite to dinner?
Jim Morrison, Melissa McCarthy, and Miriam Maisel (from the Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
Angelina Jolie – Acting
Beyoncé – Music
Video Games – Lana Del Rey
Last movie watched?
“Life of the Party” with Melissa McCarthy. I am such a McCarthy fan; I watch everything of hers.
Do you have a party trick?
I know how to make myself invisible… it’s great, if you ask me J
Tell us a secret?
Tell you a secret? Well if I told you it wouldn’t be a secret, now would it?
What does Popular mean to you?
Popular means someone or something idolized by what they represent.
Can you tell us about any other projects you have coming up?
Currently filming season two of Alexa & Katie, the filming of season two of Seal Team, and also have new music in the works.