GIZORAMA - What’s better than coffee in the morning? Coffee in the morning with Kate Drummond, the school teacher turned actress who voices Anna Grimsdottir, the technical operations manager for the newly formed 4th Echelon in Splinter Cell: Blacklist. Kate’s character Grim provides leader Sam Fisher with technical support in the field, and analyses and interprets much of the electronic data transmitted and intercepted by the team.
Eric Beasley: What was is like for you to just jump out of teaching and pursue acting?
Kate Drummond: It was the hardest and scariest decision I’d ever made in my life because I loved being a teacher. So it wasn’t a matter of being unhappy in one profession and changing, is was… I was so fulfilled as a teacher but I was in a rut in my life. I was feeling unfulfilled in some way and I couldn’t put my finger on it. And I had a heart to heart with myself about “What are you going to regret when you’re eighty?” I’d always wanted to be an actress, and so I decided at thirty to take my first acting class and it snowballed from there. When I officially left teaching it was bittersweet and I don’t have any regrets, although I miss my students terribly.