Interview With: Kimberly Page
Interview By: Andy Steven of www.PWMania.com
Date: November 12, 2007
Actress, business woman, former WCW Nitro Girl, Playboy girl and manager of her husband Diamond Dallas Page, Kimberly Page recently took some time out of her schedule to take part in an interview with www.PWMania.com. She speaks on several topics from her WCW days, to posting for Playboy, admitting to seeing drugs used in wrestling, her movies, WWE, her cat Spooki and much more. The complete interview is below:
Andy Steven: Hello Kimberly, firstly I would like to thank you for taking this time to take part in an interview for www.PWMania.com. What have you been up to recently?
Kimberly Page: I moved to Salt Lake City in April and have gone to work in marketing at a company that sells fine art.
Andy Steven: You spent around 7 years working with WCW, what are you memories from working with WCW?
Kimberly Page: There are so many, I could fill pages. My fondest memories all include travelling the world with my husband, meeting scores of people and working with a colorful cast of characters. I really enjoyed working certain towns – Chicago, San Francisco, Baltimore, Kansas City, Salt Lake City, as Vegas, Toronto. People were very welcoming and Page and I always made some time to have some fun in those cities. I loved travelling to Europe with the group – that Hulkamania tour in 1996 was truly an experience I will never forget. Not only were we really popular in Europe at that time, but it was my first experience of really travelling in style. The years following really got me spoiled – we stayed in fine hotels, rode chartered jets and limos. It is hard to revert back to a normal life after that!
Andy Steven: During your time in WCW, was there ever a moment when there was drug use involved and you were aware of it?
Kimberly Page: Yes and yes.
Andy Steven: Since you retired from the wrestling business you began to pursue your acting career and have appeared in several movies much as Rat Race, The Scam Artist, The 40-Year-Old Virgin and many others, what has been your favorite movie you have taken part in and do you feel your time in WCW help you gain experience for your acting career?
Kimberly Page: I loved every movie experience for different reasons. Each film I’ve worked on has had a fantastic director and my scene partners were an actor’s dream! Can you imagine, my first movie was working opposite Cuba Gooding, Jr? I went from that to doing the indy film, The Scam Artist which was a lot of work but an incredibly beneficial one because it taught me so much about my process as an actor. Seabiscuit was next, which was the other end of the spectrum – a huge budget film has luxuries that just don’t exist anywhere else. Then I did the 40YOV which was a blast- working with Steve Carrell and John Apatow was such a treat! Finally, Monarch of The Moon had a terrific director and producer who made my job truly enjoyable.
Andy Steven: Do you still take part in movie roles or anything?
Kimberly Page: No, I’m a businesswoman now! I might pick up a project here and there – the indy film scene is great in Utah thanks to the Sundance Institute. But it has to fit with the priorities I have now. I am still doing some hosting work for TV and web – you’ll see me on the Yoga For Regular Guys ads and also as a web host on mobilerider.com. I’m probably a better host than I am an actor, and I think I will end up doing this kind of work for years to come.
Andy Steven: You have posed several times for Playboy, how did you and Playboy get in contact with each other, were you expecting to do so many photoshoots for them?
Kimberly Page: I tried out for the 40th Anniversary Playmate search and started working with Playboy’s Southeast producer, Cynthia Kaye. Together we shot about eight times over a ten-year period. Playboy always was very good to me and at the time, it was a decent career move.
Andy Steven: You created the WCW Nitro Girls and was the head captain. How much involvement did you have in creating the Nitro Girls, did you pick the girls yourself and did you think it would have been as successful as it was?
Kimberly Page: I was involved in every element of it. I picked the girls, designed the outfits and choreography (although I did not choreograph numbers myself), selected music, produced the calendars and videos, administrated autograph signings and appearances…it was a lot of work! I knew it would be successful, because the women I chose were absolutely committed to making it work. I credit my group for their hard work and dedication.
Andy Steven: When DDP signed with WWE and was involved in the storyline between The Undertaker and Sarah, reports suggest that there were talks with you signing with WWE, is this true and if so, what happened?
Kimberly Page: I never talked to the WWE about working for them.
Andy Steven: There was reports in 2005 that you and DDP had divorced, can you clear this story up?
Kimberly Page: We separated in 2005. Today we are as close as we’ve ever been.
Andy Steven: I would like to thank you very much once again for taking this time to take part in this interview for www.PWMania.com, I wish you the best of luck in the future, do you have any messages to say to your fans?
Kimberly Page: I would like to ask that fans respect my work and private life by not calling my cell phone number, which has been posted online and other internet sites as part of the story about the disappearance of my kitty cat, Spooki. I appreciate their encouraging messages, but would like to ask they send me an email instead, or send a message on myspace. By the way, I am still looking for Spooki and won’t give up hope.
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