63336 celebrity answers with Kara Scott
Our latest celebrity to answer 63336's questions is Kara Scott, Canadian born poker player and commentator, keen martial arts practitioner and star and producer of recent film 'Sucker Punch'.
She's been based in the UK for a few years now and recently confessed live on air to being an 63336 fan. In between hands, we asked her a few questions.
What would you like to know? You can ask a free question.
Q. Who is Kara Scott?
A. A Canadian born writer and TV presenter who has fallen in love with England and refuses to leave the UK.
Q. What's the meaning of life?
A. To experience as much as possible, strive to be happy without hurting anyone and try to leave the world a better place than I found it.
Q. What's your funniest joke?
A. I'm not exactly known for my sense of humour. Whenever a joke falls flat, I blame it on the cultural divide. Is a decade too long to be using that excuse?
Q. What question would you most like 63336 to answer?
A. Are there more sandflies or more bits of brass in the world? It's hardly deep and meaningful but it kept a teepee full of revellers at a music festival debating VERY loudly for hours while I was trying to sleep and I'd quite like to have it resolved.
Q. What's the best bargain you ever bought?
A. I get a lot of my favorite poker magazines (Poker Player, Flush etc) for free as I write for them, so that's a bargain!
Q. Did you dream last night? What was it about?
A. I dreamt last night that I was lost in a hotel and was trying to find my room so I could lie down and have a nap and that Helen Mirren and Julia Roberts were going to be guests on my show – I wish!
Q. In your latest movie Sucker Punch, what was it like working with Antonio Fargas, most famous for his role as Huggy Bear in Starsky and Hutch?
A. Antonio was an absolute pleasure to work with. He was a consumate professional and a real gentleman. It was quite a thrill for all of us, as he's a real 70s icon.
Q. You have a passion for Backgammon – do you play for money?
A. I'm nowhere near good enough to risk my pocketbook! In 2005 at the World Championship Backgammon Doubles tournament in Cannes, Paul Magriel, one of the best players in the world asked me to be his partner in the tournament. We lost to the team that went on to win the title. It was a hell of an experience and definitely the biggest Backgammon game I've ever played in!
Q. Have you found the move from Northern Canada to London easy?
A. I grew up in a town with only a few hundred people, one general store and nothing but trees and wildlife for miles. Moving to London felt like diving into a whirlpool but it was a great way to figure out my place in the world. I love Canada and miss it, but the UK is definitely my home now and I feel very comfortable here.
Q. Would you ever consider paying the money to play in the World Series of Poker main event?
A. I do play quite a bit of poker for money, both live and online but I'd have to have a massive bankroll to pay the $10,000 buy–in myself! I definitely subscribe to the school of thought that says NEVER play over your bankroll and never risk more than 5% of it at any one time. I'd love to play in the main event though. Maybe one day I'll be there as a sponsored player! A girls got to have a dream. Until then, I'll just keep interviewing all of the great players and learning as much as I can about poker strategy.
Q. Who would you most like to co–star with in a Hollywood movie with?
A. I would never EVER pass up the chance to work with Jackie Chan. I have so much respect for his ability and work ethic and the way he's used his high profile to bring money to deserving charities as well. What a guy!
Q. You trained as a thai kick boxer, competing in the ring six times. Do you ever get tempted to use your manoeuvres when you suffer a bad beat at the poker tables?
A. I loved training and being in the ring and fighting was such an adrenaline rush. As competitive as I am though, I'm definitely a pacifist outside the ring. I've never been tempted to do more than vigorously thumb my nose at someone who has fished for a card and hit it on the river. Honestly!