September 29, 2010 by Christina
Article from: http://aipdaily.com/2010/interview-with-katsuni/
Hello Katsuni those who might not know you, what is your name and please describe yourself?
Hi my name is Katsuni; I’m a French and Vietnamese adult performer for the last 10 years. I was born in France and I’m now based in Paris and LA where I’ve been a Digital Playground contract girl for 4 years…Should I add that I love my job?
How did you get started in the adult industry and what got you interested in pursuing it as a career?
I was a student in Literature when I met a photographer from Penthouse Magazine in France. Besides my studies, I was a gogo-dancer and I was interested in modeling. Penthouse was looking for a contract girl and asked me if I wanted to do adult movies. I said “Why not! As long as you don’t promote me!” I was just curious, was looking for new experiences, to have fun and have sex. So I did my first scene and really liked it right away. Two years after, I gave up my studies and started my career.
You, along with Jesse Jane, have the longest tenure among the contract girls at Digital Playground. How did your contract with them come about? Did you pursue it or did they come to you with the offer?
In fact I just stopped working as a contract girl with Digital Playground. It has been four years since I signed with them and it was time for change. I wasn’t looking for a contract because I always used to be independent. But to be honest this is not the kind of offer I could refuse, they are one of the best companies. I really didn’t regret my choice. We spent four great years and I was really proud to be in Pirates 2.
Body Heat is Digital Playgrounds big fall release. What can you tell us about the movie and what can you tell us about your character?
Once again, Digital Playground proves how much it’s worth investing money to get the best quality, and how important quality is to porn. With a crew coming from the mainstream industry, nice locations, costumes, make-up, a real script, Body Heat will be successful and I’m sure that women will love it too. It’s a real entertainment and it’s never boring, even during dialogues.
I play the “leader character”, seems that I’m comfortable with this kind of character. I play the captain and really not the cute girl. But I like that, I like playing dominant characters, it allows me to express myself. For example, I usually never yell at people and when I had to it for some dialogues scenes, it made me feel good. I even had to break down a full door with an ax!
So you will be playing kind of the hard ass again. Would you say that is a strong suit for you, playing the tough assertive woman?
Yes I like that. In fact I’m very dominant with women but very submissive with men. but only if they deserve it. And the older I get, the more experienced I become. But to be honest, I am interested in playing someone else. I hate routine, so I’m waiting for the directors I will work with, to give me new challenges.
Like many female performers you have your own website, ClubKatsuni.com, for people that are not members what can they expect to see when they join?
Yes I also have www.katsuni.fr for the French fans, www.katsunihardcore.com (only single videos), www.katsunilive.com for webcam shows. But the most complete website is from far www.clubkatsuni.com, here you’ll really find anything about me, a lot of pics, (fetish, glamour, porn, private, on sets, on stage) private videos, sex-tapes, US hardcore gonzos, my own castings that I produce and that you can’t find anywhere else. I also do webcam shows where you can share a very intimate moment with me. I post on my blog, a kind of diary with personal pics in my daily life and the great thing is that when you are a member you have a free access to many other official websites and webcam shows like Jenna Haze, Tori Black, Lexi Belle, Eva Angelina and Jules Jordan. Thousands of extra videos for free!
You also make a lot of appearances as a Digital Playground contract girl. What is it like going out and meeting and talking to your fans?
I’m not a Digital Playground contract star anymore, but I will still work with the company because I really appreciate all that they have done for me. Yes, I did many adult conventions with them: AEE each year in Las Vegas, Venus in Berlin and each time I feature-dance in the USA I ‘m introduced as a DP girl. I really like meeting my fans and it’s interesting to compare each country, each mentality. My Chinese fans are so different from the American or Italian ones for example. But whatever the country, it’s always a pleasure to meet them, they’re always very nice, and it’s even better when we had the opportunity to meet before on Facebook, twitter or via my website. It creates a kind of complicity.
Do you have any interest in working behind the camera as either a director or writer?
I already shoot my own content. I produce and direct. You’ll be able to find many scenes, especially castings scenes, on www.clubkatsuni.com . I really like that. I’m also working on my book about my experience in porn and most of all about my view about sexuality in our society. The goal is to publish it in France next year and hopefully then in USA.
Who are the people that you haven’t had a chance to work with yet but would love to have that chance in the future?
I’m lucky I’ve already worked with all the main people of this industry. I wish I could work one more time with Michael Ninn. I’d like to work again with Paul Thomas and Brad Armstrong, you know, the top of the directors. And of course I really want to be in the next big feature directed by Joone.
What would you say is the biggest misconception of people who work in the adult industry?
That they do this job because they had no choice. Lots of people look at us as we were retarded, as girls that don’t respect themselves, as guys we’re all perverted and superficial. That’s so easy to say that. Anyway as soon as you work with your body people consider that you don’t have a brain. I won’t say that everybody in this business is brilliant, I just say that it’s possible to do this job by choice, for the fun part, and still be smart enough to run a real career and business.
What kind of stuff do you like to do when you are not working? Any hobbies?
I always say that I’ll never stop working. When I don’t do scenes, I feature-dance every weekend, do photoshoots, shoot documentaries for French TV, run my websites, work on my lingerie line etc. I don’t have so much free time but when I have some, I like simple things: spending time with my friends, having a nice dinner, watching a movie, having a walk in the woods, sometimes doing a little bit of shopping and most of all I love staying in bed with my computer and watching a TV series. I also practice pole-dancing and plan to take dance classes when I move to LA. In Paris I can’t really have hobbies.
Are there any projects or special events coming up that you would like to promote, if so please do so?
Yes I’ll be the appearing with Joanna Angel of the erotic show SEXPO Sydney in Australia in October .It will be my very firsts time in Australia! In January, I’ll be at AEE signing at the Fleshlight booth in order to promote my own Fleshlight that you can already order. And I will feature dance a lot next year in the USA. I really hope that my fans will come to meet me. I invite you to check my official website www.clubkatsuni.com and my blog www.ilovekatsuni.com to know everything about me and watch my new scenes! And don’t forget to check out Digital Playground’s Body Heat.
To find out more about Body Heat check out the movies official site: BodyHeatxxx.com