Kari Wuhrer Chat at Maxim Online October 01, 1999
Maximmag.com: Karis here! Say hello, folks!
Maximdude: Hi Kari! You rock!
Kari Wuhrer: I just love you people!
Rnl22098: When is your next movie coming out?
Kari Wuhrer: That came out in 1985! I have a film that Lions Gate is releasing called Kates Addiction. I got a letter in the mail today telling me its all going forward they dont have an exact release date.
Necrocreep: Are you going to star in any more horror movies?
Kari Wuhrer: Its before the end of the year. Its really funny, but I just finished doing this Visa commercial with Jason Alexander hes the nicest guy in the world. He has a production company so if I do do another horror film it will be with his production company.
Andrew_999: Can you kick ass in real life like you do as Maggie?
Kari Wuhrer: Only mentally. (laughs) Ive never been in an actual fight physically, but Im pretty good at mental manipulation.
Russ3: What are your future plans now that Sliders is ending?
Kari Wuhrer: Sliders has not been picked up for a sixth season so now my plans are for the present. I just want to be happy to not stress like I used to do. Im tired of living for my career. Its time to live for me now.
Action: Based on the changes you seem to be going through concerning your "self-discovery," do those emotions and changes also appear in your music?
Kari Wuhrer: I think my album, Shiney, is a reflection of what I was going through emotionally at the time. I was writing the songs. The music Im currently writing is a reflection of what Im going through now.
Necrocreep:: Where do you find inspiration for song writing?
Kari Wuhrer: Through my everyday life. Through my heart, my spirit the New York Times. (laughs) Actually the second track on Shiney is called "Normal." I started to write it based on an article in the New York Times Magazine It was a very interesting article about kids who cut themselves. I realized later that the song "Normal" reflected my teenage years and inevitbly my own experience takes over. Even though I never had that problem I never cut myself.
Russ3: Are you going to do any touring to promote your album Shiney?
Kari Wuhrer: Do you have money for tour support for me? Actually, locally but my record company has limited promotional funds. (laughs)
Many: I think your CD kicks ass.
Kari Wuhrer: Thank you very much! Thats where I emotionally kick ass!
Redcloud111: Hello, Kari, glad your chatting with us.
Kari Wuhrer: Im glad Im here, too. I love Maxim!
Bubba: Do you like bald guys?
Kari Wuhrer: Absolutely. I do! I just broke up with a bald guy, but it wasnt because he was bald Its because he was an asshole!
Maximdude: Are you seeing anyone at the moment?
Kari Wuhrer: Maybe, maybe not.
Andrew_999: Are you still friends with Adam Sandler from the Remote Control days?
Kari Wuhrer: Adam wont return my phone calls. I saw him at the Blockbuster entertainment awards, but I must have been invisible that day. There has not been an opportunity for us to hook up, but I love him.
Necrocreep: Are you planning on recording a new CD soon?
Kari Wuhrer: Im planning on recording for the rest of m y life. Im waiting for a major label to be so impressed with my independent record sales that they have to have me as their new artist.
David: Hey Kari, what are your feelings about being nude in movies?
Kari Wuhrer: This is another book of an answers, but I choose my projects more carefully now because I used nudity as a suit of armor. And now it does not mask my true self anymore. So I dont mind nudity in movies, but I am much more vulnerable now than I have been in the past.
Bman: What movie did you enjoy working on the most?
Kari Wuhrer: The last film I just finished in Prague called The Prey was the most fun Ive ever had in my life.
Mikey: How did you get started in acting and music?
Kari Wuhrer: Satan! (laughs) Next question.
Many: Did you like doing the album? I think your voice is so beautiful.
Kari Wuhrer: It was an emotional process. It was a very creative process. It was an extension of me completely and that doesnt happen in film and television.
JsBs5: What was your first job in the industry?
Kari Wuhrer: Outside of theatre in New York, my first film was called Fire With Fire for Paramount.
Maximdude: What other musicians do you like?
Kari Wuhrer: My favorite is Cat Stevens of Days Gone By. But I have a wide range of musical tastes. Right now Im listening to my friends band, The Impostors. And Beck Massive Attack who I saw in Prague by the way Cake. My favorite record of all time is Ziggy Stardust outside of Cat Stevens, of course and Coltrane.
VegasCroupier: Choosing between the two, which do you find more fulfilling, acting or songwriting?
Kari Wuhrer: I would find songwriting more fulfilling if I could play more live if I were able to perform it more. Its not the recording thats fulfilling I take every experience now film, music, whatever. And I only get positive energy from it. So everything for me is fun and growth.
DrgnSlayer: Kari, what would you like to accomplish in the next 10 years, that you would proud to look back on?
Kari Wuhrer: Its all goood, baby. Yeah! Children. A healthy love relationship. Self respect through honest living. And to buy my parents a house in Arizona.
Many: Hey, how do I know that you are really Kari Wuhrer?
Kari Wuhrer: XOXOXOX! Thats how I always sign on and off when Im on my message board.
Rhk: What is a typical day like for you?
Kari Wuhrer: I sit in my garden. I have a beautiful beautiful garden in my house in Hollywood. I write. I talk on the phone. I play with my cats. I talk on the phone play my guitar and eat chocolate!
Maximdude: What do you look for in a guy?
Kari Wuhrer: Usually lazy, co-dependent, feeble men. (laughs) But thats all changing.
Andrew: Whos your perfect man?
Kari Wuhrer: Hmmmm. Well, his name is George and Im still looking for a few parts to complete his construction. Anyone know where I can find an honest male heart?
Many: So Kari, do you like men in military uniforms?
Kari Wuhrer: I usually like them out of military uniforms. (laughs)
Dg473830: How did you get hooked up with Maxim?Did you pick them or did they pick you?
Kari Wuhrer: I dated the staff!
David: Are you going to be coming to the New York City area anytime soon, for Shiny signings?
Kari Wuhrer: Im supposed to do personal appearances at Virgin Megastore. But my schedule has been crazy! Im trying to get the lead in Abel Ferraras new movie.
David: What was it like working with Jennifer Lopez, on the set of Anaconda?
Kari Wuhrer: She was such a joy. So friendly, so cheerful, so modest!
Cloud: What was it like stripping for Nicholson?
Kari Wuhrer: Youll have to ask Nicholson for that. I was completely in another world. Protecting myself from paralyzing fear.
Maximdude: Adam Sandler is a douche bag!
Kari Wuhrer: No! Adam is the best. Hes great. I just left him a note at his apartment in New York City one time I assume his doorman never gave it to him. But hes the Stud Boy!
Maximdude: What about that ex-husband?!!
Kari Wuhrer: Exactly Ex-husband I just had the tattoo removed from my ankle. I just had his name removed from my ankle.
Mikey: Any other tattoos?
Kari Wuhrer: Im having one on my shoulder removed its been about two years in the process.The 80s are over, man!
DrgnSlayer: Is it difficult to meet nice guys in your industry?
Kari Wuhrer: Very very very very. But I assume its difficult to meet nice girls for men. Just look at the divorce rate here in Hollywood its crazy.
David: What are some big turn-offs from a man?
Kari Wuhrer: Unemployment. (laughs) Being lazy. Mooching. I was dating Maynard from Tool. That was the bald guy. We went out to dinner - and I paid for dinner and he said, "Oh, a girl with money." And I said, "Oh, a muscian with money." That pretty much sums it up.
J.Farrar: Kari, I love you sense of humor. Have you ever been approached to do a sitcom and if so, would you be interested?
Kari Wuhrer: I suck at sitcom auditions, but it is definetely something I want to do. I get funnier after a couple cocktails at least I think so.
Rael390: Do you have anytime to yourself with your busy schedule?
Kari Wuhrer: Yes. But not without guilt.
Johnny99: What do you do in your free time, when you have some?
Kari Wuhrer: I play my guitar I write I watch mindless television. Clean out my closets. Do my laundry. (laughs)
Maximdude: What was the last dream you had?
Kari Wuhrer: I had a dream last night about being in this beautiful forest with tall, tall pine trees and I could actually smell the pine trees in my dream last night. It was incredible and it was raining. It was a great dream.
Paduka: Are you the 7-11 girl?
Kari Wuhrer: Yes and I actually shop there so what of it!
Mrground: Hi, Kari, I was wondering if you still had the outfit from the7-11 commercials? I thought you looked realy good in it.
Kari Wuhrer: Thanks, it was Gucci and no they didnt let me keep it. I think I looked fat and white, though. (laughs)
HardCharger18D: What do you do for stress relief?
Kari Wuhrer: If all is going well in my life sex with my boyfriend, or a beautiful man. And if all is not going well sex with myself. (laughs)
Many: Will you marry me? I just had to ask
Kari Wuhrer: Marry? I dont understand that word. Marry? No.
Karisboy: What turns you on most?
Kari Wuhrer: Artistic intelligent people who read books and dont have to push their opinions on people The opposite of me. Just kidding. And people who like Japanese anime porn!
Cloud: Maxim quoted you as saying "I feel responsible for making sure everybody has a good time, no matter where I am." Do you feel that way on-line as well?
Kari Wuhrer: A little bit, I guess.
Bman: How much time do you usually spend on the computer?
Kari Wuhrer: Im addicted. I spend several hours on the weekends. About 10 hours a week. When I first got my computer I was up for about 72 hours straight. Thats when I decided a had a problem, so I had to stop that.
Many: If I wanted to send you some roses and a stuffed teddy bear where would I send it to?
Kari Wuhrer: St. Judes Childrens Hospital. There are some kids who really need cheering up. Im happy. But thank you very much.
Timothycharlton: Favorite Coltrane album is?
Kari Wuhrer: Im really into The Original Master Recordings. Its a compilation from the original master tapes. Songs like "Spiritual," "India," "Soul Eyes."
Unclemoe: Does "fame" ever scare you?
Kari Wuhrer: Only when I think about not having it. (laughs) No, thats a joke, actually. Im happy in my quest.
Bdpettit: Do you live in NY or L.A. now?
Kari Wuhrer: I live in L.A. havent you been listening?
Trey420: What is your favorite movie?
Kari Wuhrer: Harold & Maude. Or Cool Devices this Japanese Anime Porn its a toss-up!
Luv to Nail Kari: What was your childhood like?
Kari Wuhrer: Im still trying to get over that mental block. I had a horrible horrible teenage experience. I was the town freak.
Dakon: How do you differentiate between guys who want to be with the Kari Wuhrer the image, star etc. and those who want to be with Kari the person?
Kari Wuhrer: I met a man in Prague who has no idea about anything Ive ever done and he really likes me. And so far its working out really great except for the distance thing.
Necrocreep: What do you think of your fans?
Kari Wuhrer: I love my fans. Theyre the best in the world. Many have remained loyal for 10 years plus. I try to communicate with them on the message board on my Web site. They inspire me. They embarass me sometimes and I think Im the luckiest girl in the world.
J.Farrar: Do you run into fans who can still quote funny things you said and did in your MTV VJ days? (I would be one of those!)
Kari Wuhrer: Only the TV theme songs that I would perform on Bongos. Thats all I remember from those days.
Jon13: Do you like when guys fantisize about you?
Kari Wuhrer: Now of course I do! Of course I do. Wouldnt you? Thats why I do Maxim magazine. (laughs)
Timothycharlton: I am a military man, with a big heart, who lives in New York City. I like photography, art museums, and baseball. Would you ever have interest in grabbing a small bite to eat and sharing your bottle of charming house red on your next trip to New York City?
Kari Wuhrer: Oh my God! Army, Air Force, Navy or Marines? Boy Scouts? (laughs)
Sexy: I dream about you every night!
Kari Wuhrer: Am I in a forest with pine trees? Is it raining?
Straightedge: Do you like guys wirth peircings or not? Do you like the bad boy image?
Kari Wuhrer: Gosh it depends on the person. I dont judge a book by its cover all the time.
Redcloud111: Do you prefer boxers or briefs for your boyfriends?
Kari Wuhrer: Very brief boxers!
Clutchdivine: Is there someone who you have always wanted to work with?
Kari Wuhrer: There are many Christopher Walken, John Cusack, Susan Sarandon, Mick Jagger, Tom Waits.
Action: What would your ideal movie role be?
Kari Wuhrer: The new Abel Ferrara fall project (laughs) Id love to play somebody crazy and exciting who is a rock star freako drug addict sex addict!
Chuchoman: If you could be a superhero, who would you be and why?
Kari Wuhrer: Mother Theresa. No, wait, cancel that. She couldnt have sex, right? James Bond. If I could create my own superhero, her name would be Psycho Japan Anime Stewardess Who Travels the World Bringing Excitement to Lonely Business Travelers! I could get great bonus miles.
Bassquinn: Do you favor doing comedies or dramas did you ever think of doing live theater as well?
Kari Wuhrer: Ive done live theater. I love comedy. Do you have a part for me? I just love to work.
Maximmag.com: Whats your upcoming TV project?
Kari Wuhrer: I have a movie of the week for Fox. It will be airing sometime in November called Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye.
Maximmag.com: Whats that about?
Kari Wuhrer: I play an MTV VJ (laughs) and I have one line. My favorite line in the movie is this "But I dont want to be at MTV when Im 30!" Im 32 now.
Khartig: Did you end up going to the Sci-fi conference in Denver and how was it?
Kari Wuhrer: Yes. I went. It was amazing. We earned over $2000 for St. Judes Childrens Hospital from fans who wanted autographs. So thank you to the Sci-fi fans it was amazing.
Killerclutch: Kari, how was it working with Colin Quinn?
Kari Wuhrer: Colin Quinn is one of the greatest human beings one of the funniest and smartest people and I would lick his boots if he wanted me to. Sounds pretty sexy, huh?
Maximmag.com: Back to your dream, Kari
Maximdude: Trees are a sign of strength and rain is a symbol of cleansing. I think you have a lot to look forward to.
Kari Wuhrer: Wow. Thank you. How much do I owe you for that?
Chrisman: Whats it like being a sex symbol of the millenium?
Kari Wuhrer: (laughs) Well, thanks to Maxim magazine, its pretty damned good! Even though it is all smoke and mirrors. (laughs)
Maximdude: How young is too young?
Kari Wuhrer: For what exactly? As long as theyre over the legal age (laughs) Theres no such thing as too young. Young men and older women are very compatible. Ive never been the oldest one in a room until just recently. It kind of sucks.
Redcloud111: Kari, do you prefer to be wined and dined or taken dancing all night?
Kari Wuhrer: Whats wrong with both, baby? I love romance, period. Im a sucker for it.
Timothycharlton: If you were at a party, what approach would you find intriguing? Would you like the smile from across the room approach, the direct "hi how are you" approach, or the casual bump in to you you spray him with pepper spray approach?
Kari Wuhrer: Smile from across the room and the mystery that goes with that.
DrgnSlayer: do you ever wish you were annonymous, and not in the public eye for most everything?
Kari Wuhrer: I spend most of my life anonymous. I dont get bombarded at the supermarket. But when somebody does come up and recognize me, its usually a genuine appreciation for my work and theres nothing better than that feeling.
Straightedge: Do you like sports and if so what is your fave team?
Kari Wuhrer: I love boxing. Poor De La Hoya.
MikeMoy: Have you ever dated a fan? Would you?
Kari Wuhrer: I only date men who are fans of mine! Otherwise whats the point? They have to like me.
Maximdude: What are your cats names?
Kari Wuhrer: Monki hes got a hip spelling. Houdini and RogerToes hes a stink hes fat and bald. Hes like Mr. Bigglesworth. But I had him before Mr. Bigglesworth!
Many: How did you like the song "Better Off?" I love it.
Kari Wuhrer: Of course I love the song it has emotional meaning for me. I wish I had produced it just a little differently.
Bassquinn: If you playing the NY area, my band, Quinn, would love to open for you. Any chance of that?
Kari Wuhrer: Only at the Knitting Factory that place rocks! Check out Buddy Brains. Buddy Brains is a performance art band out there. This freak I went to high school with is the front man.
MikeMoy: What do you see yourself doing five years from now? Or do you not plan that far ahead and prefer to live for the day?
Kari Wuhrer: If I were to think about five years from now Id be scared shitless. So I prefer today. My business manager makes sure that I plan for five years from now.
Joey: Are you into appearance, or would you give a guy a chance even though hes not the "model" type?
Kari Wuhrer: If you saw pictures of all my old boyfriends you wouldnt ask that question!
Gibby: Would you ever date a blue collar guy making $30k a year?
Kari Wuhrer: Absolutley.
Starbat1: What are you wearing?
Kari Wuhrer: Im wearing Ralph Lauren that look like white mens briefs. And thats it. Its very hot today. Its like 110 degrees here.
Neurosis: What are your plans for New Years Eve?
Kari Wuhrer: I thought I wanted to be alone in my house with all the lights off Couple candles and my own thoughts. But it looks like maybe I will be in Europe.
Redcloud111: At what point in a relationship would you let a guy suck your toes?
Kari Wuhrer: First date. Are you kidding?
PJSONG7: What kind of cigarettes do you smoke? I see ya smoking in all your hot pictures.
Kari Wuhrer: I dont smoke cigarettes anymore. Sorry to all the fetishists out there.
Taurus: What is the most dangerous thing you have done?
Kari Wuhrer: Got married! (laughs)
kg1wxman: Kari, If youre not in Europe, Ill come over and cook you a great meal!
Joey: Do you have nice sports car, and if not, what kind would you get, and why?
Kari Wuhrer: I used to have a 1957 Corvette in Cascade green, but the mother would always break down. Now I drive a Pathfinder but Im in the market for a 59 Caddy convertible, baby, with biiiiiiig fins, you know? And I want to name it "The Shark."
Many: What is the address to St Judes Childrens Hospital?
Kari Wuhrer: I dont have the address, but you could get it online. Go to www.stjude.org
Maximmag.com: OK, folks thanks for all your questions. And thank you, Kari, for being with us.
Kari Wuhrer: Thanks guys. Buy Maxim every issue! It rocks!
Maximmag.com: Look out for Kari in Foxs Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye.
Kari Wuhrer: I appreciate all your support
Kari Wuhrer: You guys are important to me, really.
Maximmag.com: And look for her film Kates Addiction.
Kari Wuhrer: Goodnight Cleveland! Youve been a great crowd!! Im just such a dork.
Maximmag.com: Everybody come back next week for Gena Lee Nolin of Baywatch fame.
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