We loved spending some time with Anna Akana and finding out what makes her tick – and laughing a lot during the process. She’s already an accomplished filmmaker, actress (Ant-Man, Stitchers, Corporate), YouTube star (2M subscribers!) and comedian, and we can’t wait to see what this future mogul does next! To see her in action now, head to YouTube Red to binge her new drama series “Youth & Consequences!”
What gets you up in the morning? My cat Congress bites me to feed him. He has insanely sharp, tiny teeth.
Your biggest virtue? Honesty.
Your biggest vice? Potato chips.
Do you have a party trick? If there’s a pole, I can do a back inversion onto it.
How would you describe your style? 70’s witch.
What would constitute a perfect day for you? Waking up at 6:30am, meditating twice for twenty minutes, hitting the gym, having delicious meals, seeing a few friends, getting a lot of meaningful work done, and having ample time to hang with my cats.
What would your very last meal entail? All my favorite menu items from Bazaar.
Three people—dead or alive, real or fictional—that you’d like to invite to dinner? Bo Burnham, Leonardo DaVinci, Inuyasha
Turn ons? Intelligence, humor, compassion, mindfulness of death, an intense passion about something kind of nerdy.
Turn offs? Irresponsible, immature, insensitive.
Tell us a secret. I don’t really have any, haha.
Your favorite quote? “Live like you’re dying. Because you are.”
An embarrassing moment? I peed my pants on the Golden Gate Bridge while on a date.
Your proudest moment? My involvement in Youth & Consequences.
Could you tell us more about some of the projects you are working on? I’m currently directing a stop motion short film set to release in the summer, and completing an album that will release later this year.